Sloan Research Network, Thursday, May 16, 2019
In This Issue

Call for Proposals for the Fall 2019 Sloan Research Network Institute:  Exploring Justice, Equity, and Inclusion for Older Workers in the Changing Context of Aging & Work, September 26-27, 2019 

While perceived and/or real age discrimination has been identified as a factor limiting options for older adults, less is known about factors that mitigate against such perceptions of unfairness and injustice.The Fall Institute will focus on the positive side of that equation-what workplace policies and practices enhance the prospects of justice and inclusion for older workers, especially issues faced by certain vulnerable, marginalized groups of older adults (URM)?
This Request for Proposals from the Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work aims to:
(1)  develop and test new measures for identifying workplace fairness and inclusion from both the employers' and the employees' perspective;
(2)  highlight promising programs and policies that enhance employees' perception of justice and inclusion.
Toward that end, we invite two kinds of proposals from members of the Network:
a)   Analyses of existing data (qualitative or quantitative) that will shed light on strategies for increasing the sense of justice and inclusion in the workplace;
b) New measures that assess employers' and/or employees' perception of justice and inclusion;
c) Small-scale pilot intervention studies testing policies and practices that are believed to enhance a sense of inclusion and justice but are as yet empirically untested.
Please see the full description of the call for proposals. 

Social Media Update
Thanks to members who have gotten involved with social media at the Sloan Research Network. Currently, there are 16 LinkedIn group members, 22 Facebook likes and 92 Twitter followers. We can do SO much better!
The Sloan Research Network presence on social media is intended to enhance information sharing and collaboration among Network members as well as to inform potential new members about the Network, Network activities and how to get involved. Please take a minute to:
If you have any ideas about how the Sloan Research Network can improve our efforts on social media, please let us know.
Welcome Judi Casey

Please welcome our Communications Consultant, Judi Casey to the Sloan Research Network. Some of you may know Judi as the Director of the Sloan Work and Family Research Network (2007-2010) or the Founding Director of the Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN; 2010-2014)). Judi will focus on creating and populating a new website feature - a Current News and Research Feed with the latest news and research in aging and work. You will be able to view the feed on our website, but you will also receive information from the feed in a regular email. Also, Judi will be involved with the plan for the sustainability of the Sloan Research Network after the current funding cycle as well as social media, website updates, and newsletter development.
With best regards,
Jacquelyn James
Director, Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work
Boston College 
Network Steering Committee: Ruth Kanfer, Christina Matz-Costa, Phyllis Moen, Alicia Munnell, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Sara Rix, Ursula Staudinger, Harvey Sterns, Philip Taylor, Julie Zissimopoulos