The Workplace: The New Frontier for Boomers?

Here’s the start of our April Stay Thirsty column:


It has been two years since we started interviewing unemployed older Americans for our multimedia documentary project Over 50 and Out of Work. When we began, the Great Recession, which lasted from December 2007 until June 2009, had already been declared over.

Yet in early 2010, millions of Americans of all ages were still unemployed. Jobless older workers confronted the highest rates of unemployment that their age group had ever faced in the United States. They worried about their futures. They knew they had less time to recoup their lost income and rebuild their savings than younger workers, especially when the average value of their homes had declined precipitously over the course of the recession.

Between February 2010 and June 2011, we conducted video interviews with 100 Americans, age 50-plus, for our project. We focused our interviews in the states with the highest unemployment rates at the time, including Michigan, California, Florida and Rhode Island.

How are our interviewees faring in 2012, given the passage of time since the end of the Great Recession and the recent uneven improvement in the economy?

Over the past two months, we reconnected with our 100 original interviewees to answer that question. In short:  Not well.

Click here to read more.



WillieRStreb said:

Hi, I really do think this really is a great blog. I stumbledupon it ;) I'm planning to return yet again since i have have saved as a favorite it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and then guide others.

VanKMcmanamy said:

It's wonderful you are getting thoughts using this article along with from my dialogue made at the moment.

MarkIPeetz said:

Incredible points. Solid arguments. Maintain the good effort.

CyndyQDerr said:

Link exchange is absolutely nothing else but it is just placing other person's weblog link in your page at suitable place and other person will likely do similar in support of you.

KelleXDeever said:

Please let me know if you're looking for a author for your blog. You have some really great posts and I think I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I'd love to write some material for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please send me an email if interested. Many thanks!

RhettXPahulu said:

I love everything you guys are typically up too. This sort of clever work and coverage! Maintain the excellent works guys I've included you guys to my very own blogroll.

JamalNNelmes said:

If you want to improve your know-how only keep visiting this website and be updated together with the newest news update posted here.

SalKPicken said:

Thanks for some other great post. The place else may anybody get that type of info in such a perfect means of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I'm at the search for such info.

DaniaOKnapik said:

Hmm it appears such as your blog ate my first comment (it was actually extremely long) therefore i guess I'll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I'm thoroughly enjoying your blog site. I too am an aspiring blog writer but I'm still a new comer to everything. Do you possess any tips for beginner blog writers? I'd definitely appreciate it.

Leave a Comment »

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *