Research and Publications


Although formal programs currently matching experienced adults with the need of youth are relatively small in scope and scale, this white paper, prepared for a conference sponsored by, the Stanford Center on Longevity and the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, argues that the potential is enormous.

Building an Encore Community: Lessons Learned from Maricopa County

A case study from Arizona, where the encore idea has taken firm root in the Phoenix metro area, demonstrating the full spectrum of encore programs in action.

ENCORE CAREERS: THE PERSISTENCE OF PURPOSE’s 2014 research shows that the encore career trend is re-emerging with new resilience as the economy recovers from the downturn. Millions of people continue to want to use their experience to address big problems in their communities, the country and...

New Roles, Few Rules: NonProfit Leaders Charting New Territory

New Roles, Few Rules, the third in a series of reports from the Life After Leadership Project, offers leaders who are leaving their executive positions a framework of hope for what their new life will look like without sugarcoating some of the risks and decisions...

Encore Careers: An Unprecedented Opportunity – HR People & Strategy

Human resource professionals are taking notice of the immense human talent represented by the encore population as discussed in the premier journal for the field.

Changing Higher Education to Support Work/Life Transitions

Former vice president Judy Goggin provides professionals involved in life planning with guidance on how to coach clients when thinking about going back to school for work/life transitions.

Universities Cater to a New Demographic: Boomers

In this Harvard Business Review blog, Founder Marc Freedman highlights the trend in higher education of universities who are beginning to respond to the desire of boomers for encore careers

The Leadership in Leaving

The Leadership in Leaving, the second in a series of reports from the Life After Leadership Project by the Building Movement Project, Civic Ventures, and Clohesy Consulting, is based on extensive interviews with long-term leaders age 50 and older. It focuses on how...

Laura Carstensen on Longevity

in this podcast, Laura Cartensen, head of the Stanford Longevity Center discusses the implications of adding decades to the middle of the life span.

College for the Second Half of Life

In this article in Change, the Magazine of Higher Learning, Founder Marc Freedman issues a call for higher education to create schools of the second half of life.

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