“In my work on AARP’s Longevity Economy project, I promote information that depicts the reality of the 50+ population — older people are givers to, not takers from, society. Recognizing that older people remain vital contributors is the first step toward maximizing their impact on the market economy and supporting their ability to help care for themselves and their loved ones.”

 

Joo Yeoun Suh

Director, Longevity Economy, Thought Leadership, AARP
Chevy Chase, MD

Joo Yeoun Suh (goes by Suh –pronounced as “Sue”) is the Longevity Economy Director at AARP. Her research interests focus on measurement and valuation of contributions by individuals and family (paid work and unpaid family care) and building satellite accounts that add the value of unpaid care work to national accounting systems. 

She received her doctorate in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Prior to joining AARP, she worked as a researcher at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington D.C. and the University of Oxford in the UK.

 

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