Economics of Aging and Work Journalism Fellowship

The AP-NORC Center, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is proud to offer a residential journalism fellowship for 2018-2019 focused on the economics of aging and work in the United States.

Companies taking steps to keep older workers safe on the job

When managers at Bon Secours Virginia Health System started analyzing workers’ compensation cases, they noticed a bad combination: Older nurses were having problems from lifting heavy and sicker patients. “We saw an increase in back injuries and older workers were more likely to suffer from those injuries,” said Jim Godwin,…

Experts: Uphill fight against age-related job discrimination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Age-related discrimination in the workplace still exists 50 years after the enactment of legislation designed to prevent it, aging experts and advocates told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday. Laurie McCann, senior attorney for the AARP Foundation Litigation, said the law “should not be treated…