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The Redesigning and Redefining Work Summit (RRW) is an INVITATION ONLY summit at Stanford University to present new and innovative research and generate dialog among diverse perspectives to create a new platform for the design and definition of work for the twenty-first century.  The RRW Summit will bring together one hundred and fifty top academic researchers, corporate leaders, policy makers, and media representatives to set a research-based agenda for redesigning work.
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Friday, November 8 • 12:05pm - 12:25pm
Laura Carstensen, Stanford University

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Can Longer Working Lives Improve Quality of Life? 
Life expectancy increased by nearly 30 years in the 20th century and, so far, all of the added years have been put in retirement. Not only does this place considerable strain on individuals and societies to fund decades-long retirements, it misses the opportunity to use added years to improve quality of life at all ages. An alternative to longer retirements is longer working lives. Both older workers and parents of young children could benefit enormously from flexible schedules, work from home, and part-time work.


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Laura Carstensen

Professor of Psychology and the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr., Professor in Public Policy, Stanford University
Laura L. Carstensen, PhD is Professor of Psychology and the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr., Professor in Public Policy at Stanford University, where she is also the Founding Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity.  For more than twenty years her research has been supported by the National Institute on Aging; in 2005 she was honored with a MERIT award which extends this support another decade.  Dr. Carstensen is best known for... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 12:05pm - 12:25pm
McCaw Hall, Stanford Alumni Center 326 Galvez Street, Stanford