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.

Older Americans more likely to cite workplace discrimination

CHICAGO (AP) — Are older workers being discriminated against on the job? The answer appears to depend on the age of the person asked. About half of Americans think there’s age discrimination in the workplace, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. But there’s…

Companies navigate dementia conversations with older workers

CHICAGO (AP) — Faced with an aging American workforce, companies are increasingly navigating delicate conversations with employees grappling with cognitive declines, experts say. Workers experiencing early stages of dementia may struggle with tasks they had completed without difficulty. Historically punctual employees may forget about scheduled meetings. And those who have…

Turbulent stock market spooks some older workers, retirees

CHICAGO (AP) — The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis. There’s no indication, though, that the recent volatility has brought about large-scale overhauls in retirement planning. “There’s a lot of…