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Synthesis Report: Older Workers Synthesis
Topic Area: Older WorkersFindings:
Although most workforce programs serve older workers, few specifically focus on this population, and research has not evaluated their impacts.
Studies that examined the impact of broader workforce programs, such as the Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker program, did not focus on older workers.
Firms that allow flexible work schedules appear to have lower rates of early retirement among older workers.
Changes to the Social Security retirement benefits have important impacts on older workers’ decision making.
Changes in health insurance policies have mixed or small impacts on older workers’ employment outcomes.
Michaelides, M., Poe-Yamagata, E., Benus, J., & Tirumalasetti, D. (2012). Impact of the Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment (REA) Initiative in Nevada. Columbia, MD: IMPAQ International, LLC.
Topic Area: Reemployment
Study Type: Causal Impact AnalysisOutcome Effectiveness:
- Earnings and wages-Mod/high-Favorable impactsEarnings and wages
- Employment-Mod/high-Favorable impactsEmployment
- Public benefits receipt-Mod/high-Favorable impactsPublic benefit receipt