Webinars showcase Grand Challenges leadership

Our faculty and staff are committed to advancing racial equity, and one of the most important vehicles is the national Grand Challenges for Social Work. We’ve created four webinars to highlight this initiative.

Expand Paid Family and Medical Leave

Gonzales, E., Morrow-Howell, N. M., & Ho, H. (2017, March). Expand paid family and medical leave (Policy Action No. 4.1). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare, Grand Challenge for Social Work initiative.

Brown School scholars discuss lifelong asset building

​Social Security provides an important base of income, and without it about 50 percent of America’s elderly would live in poverty, said David Certner, legislative counsel and legislative policy director for government affairs at AARP.

Increasing Productive Engagement in Later Life

Morrow-Howell, N., Gonzales, E., Matz-Costa, C., & Greenfield, E. A. (2015). Increasing productive engagement in later life (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Working Paper No. 8). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

CSD again leading social innovation: New book on productive aging in Chinese

In the decades ahead, China will have a very large older population, with many older adults who are relatively healthy and interested in being actively engaged in their communities. Contributions of older adults will be necessary for social and economic development of families, communities and society.

At conference, Chinese, Americans share best practices on productive aging

Population aging is a major concern across the globe, and nowhere is the challenge more daunting than in China. Whereas the United States currently has an estimated 36 million seniors age 65 and older, China already has 208 million seniors (defined in that country as age 60 or older).

As China faces challenges of aging population, new book offers insights, innovations

As the global population ages, the concept of “productive aging” offers a new perspective on meeting the challenges of an aging society. In contrast to conventional views of aging, “productive aging” views older adults as participants in and contributors to social development, rather than passive recipients of services.

Conference on productive aging in China to be held at Peking University

In August, over 300 gerontology scholars from mainland China, the US, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore as well as governments officials and practitioners from the China National Committee on Aging and the Ministry of Civil Affairs will come together at Peking University to discuss strategies to address population aging.

CSD co-sponsors productive aging conference

In August 2009, international gerontology scholars gathered in China to address the challenge of initiating research and policy innovations that will support older adults in being actively engaged and harness their contributions for the betterment of families, communities, and society.

Productive Aging Conference Report

Morrow-Howell, N., Gao, J., Zou, L., & Xie, Y. (2009). Productive aging conference report (CSD Conference Report No. 09-51). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Generations United recognizes Experience Corps research with award

At a ceremony on July 30, Generations United will award the 2009 Brabazon Award for Evaluation Research to Stacey McCrary, Project Manager at CSD and Nancy Morrow-Howell, Ralph and Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work at the Brown School, and Faculty Associate at CSD.

Tutoring produces big gains in student learning

Rigorous new research from Washington University’s Brown School shows significant gains from a national service program that trains experienced Americans to help low-income children one-on-one in urban public schools.