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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 these programs’ 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.
Early retirement among older workers was found to be lower in firms that allow flexible work schedules.
Changes to the Social Security retirement benefits appear to have been able to influence older workers’ decisions regarding whether to stay in the labor force.
Changes in health insurance provision have mixed or small impacts on older workers’ employment outcomes.
Boyle, M. A. & Lahey, J. N. (2016). Spousal labor market effects from government health insurance: Evidence from a veterans affairs expansion. Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, 45(C), 63-76.
Topic Area: Older Workers, Veterans
Study Type: Causal Impact AnalysisOutcome Effectiveness:
- Swan, B., Hahs‐Vaughn, D., Fidanzi, A., Serpa, A., DeStefano, C., & Clark, M. H. (2017). Florida XCEL‐IT: Information Technology Careers for Rural Areas final evaluation report. (Rep. No. CFTAACCCT2013.Y4F). Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida, Program Evaluation and Educational Research Group (PEER).
Topic Area: Community College
Study Type: Implementation Analysis