Insights Blog

SCEPA’s quarterly review of research, ideas, and resources on retirement and older workers.

In the ever-evolving U.S. labor market landscape, the plight of older workers often remains overlooked.

"Never ever ever will Social Security be eliminated", SCEPA Director Teresa Ghilarducci told Yahoo Finance recently, "the political and economic case for the program have never been stronger".

Schwartz Lecture by Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic Provokes Rich Dialogue | In these times of broadening precarity, how can Americans build wealth, economic mobility, and security as they grow older? What can policymakers do to give financially fragile aging Americans a fighting chance, and build greater economic equality? This crucial question was the focus of this year’s Schwartz Lecture, by Dr. Raphael Bostic, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Teresa Ghilarducci’s article in Forbes titled, American’s Retirement Savings Fall Short by Nearly $500,000 discusses the shortcomings of the American retirement system and emphasizes the urgent need for reform in the U.S. retirement system to better serve its workers and elders.

Dr. Steven Pressman, Part-Time Faculty in the Economics department at The New School for Social Research, has been awarded a research grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the history of the Eastern Economic Association.