The pandemic intensified the labor market inequities older workers faced in securing jobs. It is quite probable that COVID-19 will force many workers in their 50s into an early retirement or gig jobs.
As workers reach their 50s and 60s, they often grapple with two big issues: work/life balance and job satisfaction. Two new studies, presented at the 2017 Retirement Research Consortium Meeting I recently attended in Washington, D.C., offer some fascinating insights on them. When Work/Life Balance Issues Are Too Much In their paper, Work-Life Balance and Labor Force Attachment at […]
A few surveys focusing on how much women earn came out last week, timed to Equal Pay Day, and the news wasn’t great. My takeaway: Women need to be aggressive to get paid what they deserve. A study from The Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank, reported that the typical woman working full-time […]
This is truly stunning. I know several married, professional women who are my age — in their early 50s — and don’t have a bank account, credit card or utility account in their own name. Big mistake. I’m also keenly aware of a rising number of single women over 50 who pay a steep mortgage […]