Using the Americans’ Changing Lives Study (ACLS) data set, this research analyzes the level of engagement of older adults in productive activities like volunteering, working or caregiving, and the impact of these activities on older adults’ health and mental health. Findings indicate high levels of engagement in these activities and generally beneficial impacts.
Funding Partner: Ford Foundation
Principal Investigator & Contact
CSD Faculty Director; Washington University in St. Louis
Productive Aging: Active Engagement in Older Adulthood
Grand Challenges for Social Work
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