Sloan Research Network, Tuesday, October 1 , 2019
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Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work Fall Institute, September, 26-27 

The Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work Fall Institute was held on September 26-27 to great acclaim. Participants, pictured above, gathered from around the world to explore ideas for research that furthers our understanding of--Equity, Justice and Inclusion among Older Workers in the Changing Context of Aging & Work. The institute was held in collaboration with Professor Lisa Berkman, Network member and Director of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies at the T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Presenters from at least eight disciplinary perspectives and nine countries collaborated on a set of proposed pilot projects, discussed revisions, developed insights, and formed collaborations. Discussion centered around how to get beyond age discrimination and focus more on fairness and inclusion among employees of all ages. The institute, designed to be a working meeting where new ideas can be presented and fertilized, is Part I of a research effort that includes two additional parts: Part II will involve presenting completed work at a pre-conference workshop at GSA in the fall of 2020. Part III will be a publication effort, to be determined after the interdisciplinary team determines the focus of the initiative. The program for the institute can be seen here. In the words of one participant--  
First, there are very few opportunities for scholars in the important field of work and aging to meet, share ideas, collaborate, and advance, the meeting was an excellent opportunity to broaden the perspective, and to feel part of the field's development. [To know]... that I'm not alone with my interests is the main thing that I take from the meeting. Furthermore, I found out that my research topic intersects with some of those of other participants, and as a result I received very interesting feedback for the next steps of my study. And last but not least, the organization of the overall event was so pleasant and welcoming that it's something I will never forget. Raphael Eppler-Hattab, University of Haifa, Israel
Call for Papers for Special Issue 
In other news, Network members from both the U.S. and Europe, are joining together in efforts to grow the momentum for research that continues to illuminate factors involved in sustaining labor market participation across the lifespan. Thus, co-editors Margaret Beier (Rice University), Ruth Kanfer (Georgia Institute of Technology), Dorien Kooij (Tilburg University) and Donald Truxillo (University of Limerick) are asking for contributions to a special issue of Personnel Psychology-What's Age got to do with it? Age and Age-Related Differences in the Workplace. The call for papers can be seen here.
Current and Emerging Trends in Aging and Work Published

Edited by Network members, Sara Czaja, Joseph Sharit and Jacquelyn James, Current and Emerging Trends in Aging and Work was published just last week by Springer Publishing company. According to the blurb-"j obs, organizations, the labor market, and the workforce are experiencing dramatic change. Workers of all ages, including older workers, need to interact with the wide variety of ubiquitous technologies that are reshaping work processes, job content, work settings, communication strategies, and the delivery of training, and this book aims to update readers on the particular issues facing today's aging adults in the workplace." To read more about the book and order it, please click here.
With best regards,
Jacquelyn James
Director, Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work
Boston College 
Network Steering Committee:  Cal Halvorsen, Ruth Kanfer, Christina Matz-Costa, Phyllis Moen, Alicia Munnell, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Sara Rix, Ursula Staudinger, Harvey Sterns, Philip Taylor, Julie Zissimopoulos