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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC.

Women Working Longer Conference

Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz, Organizers

May 21-22, 2016

Royal Sonesta Hotel
Parkview Room – Level Two/
East Tower
40 Edwin Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA

PROGRAM

 

Participant List

 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:55 am

Welcome, Introductions

Women’s Labor Force Transitions over the Lifecycle

9:00 am

Claudia Goldin, Harvard University and NBER
Lawrence Katz, Harvard University and NBER
Women Working Longer: Facts and Some Explanations

Discussant:  Katharine Abraham, University of Maryland and NBER

10:10 am

Break

10:20 am

Nicole Maestas, Harvard University and NBER
The Return to Work and Women’s Employment Decisions

Discussant:  Claudia Olivetti, Boston College and NBER

11:30 am

Break

Family Aspects of Working Longer: Caregiving

11:40 am

Sean Fahle, SUNY Buffalo
Kathleen McGarry, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER
Women Working Longer: Labor Market Implications of Providing Family Care

Discussant:  Mark Shepard, Harvard University and NBER

12:50 pm

Lunch – Somerset Room

Financial Aspects of Working Longer: Resources, Pensions and Social Security

2:00 pm

Annamaria Lusardi, George Washington University and NBER
Olivia Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Older Women’s Labor Market Attachment, Retirement Planning, and Household Debt

Discussant:  Julie Agnew, College of William and Mary


3:10 pm

Break

3:20 pm

Alexander Gelber, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Adam Isen, U.S. Treasury
Jae Song, Social Security Administration
The Role of Social Security Benefits in the Increase of Older Women’s Labor Force Participation: Evidence from the Notch Cohorts

Discussant:  Erzo Luttmer, Dartmouth College and NBER
 

4:30 pm

Adjourn

6:30 pm

Dinner
EVOO Restaurant

350 Third Street
Cambridge, MA



Sunday, May 22, 2016

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

Financial Aspects of Working Longer: Resources, Pensions and Social Security (continued)

9:00 am

Joshua Mitchell, U.S. Census Bureau
Adam Bee, U.S. Census Bureau
The Evolution of Women's Total Income Near Retirement: Evidence from Matched Survey-Administrative Data

Discussant:  Courtney Coile, Wellesley College and NBER

10:10 am

Break

10:20 am

Maria Fitzpatrick, Cornell University and NBER
Teaching, Teachers Pensions and Retirement across Recent Cohorts of College Graduate Women

Discussant:  Melinda Morrill, North Carolina State University, Raleigh

11:30 am

Break

Family Aspects of Working Longer: Joint Retirement and Marital Stability

11:40 am

Janice Compton, University of Manitoba
Robert Pollak, Washington University, St. Louis and NBER
What about the Surviving Spouse? Life Expectancy and Retirement


Discussant:  Itzik Fadlon, University of California at San Diego and NBER

12:50 pm

Lunch – Charles Room

2:00 pm

Claudia Olivetti, Boston College and NBER
Dana Rotz, Mathematica
Policy Research
Changes in Marriage and Divorce as Drivers of Employment and Retirement of Older Women


Discussant:  Alessandra Voena, University of Chicago and NBER

Women Working Longer? The Exceptions

3:10 pm

Joanna Lahey, Texas A&M University and NBER
Why Aren’t Black Women Working Longer?


Discussant: 
Lawrence Katz, Harvard University and NBER

4:20 pm

Adjourn




FORMAT

The format for each session will be a 30-minute presentation by the author, followed by one 15-minute discussion. 
The remaining time will be for open discussion.