In the most recent installment of Innovate’s series highlighting research publications from faculty members at BCSSW, we focus on a pilot study that delves into the possibilities for developing individually-tailored programs to better serve the inactive older adults that need them.
Since its founding in 2005 with a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Boston College’s Center on Aging & Work has provided a strong, informed voice advocating for our nation’s aging workforce. Learn more about the Center in this Q&A with co-director Jacquelyn James.
In this first installment of Innovate’s series highlighting research publications from faculty members at the Boston College School of Social Work, we discuss The Meaning and Measurement of Productive Engagement in Later Life, from Professor Christina Matz-Costa and colleagues. The paper was first published in Social Indicators Research.
In January, hundreds of the foremost thinkers in social work higher education gathered in New Orleans, Louisiana for the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference. The chair of this year’s event was SSWR Vice President James Lubben, who is Professor and Louise McMahon Ahearn Chair at the Boston College School of Social Work.
BC Social Work Professor Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes has written extensively on America’s aging workforce, and this week, she penned her latest article on the subject for online forum The Conversation. The focus of her piece surrounds two important trends in the U.S. that she says could “transform the structure of work in the near future.”