Will the Surge of Older Workers Take Jobs from the Young?: Research Says No

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Air date: 
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Matt Sedensky talks about issues related to older workers

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with journalist Matt Sedensky about his reporting on older workers. They'll discuss his recent article "Will Surge of Older Workers Take Jobs from Young?" Sedensky reports that research economists at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, who co-authored a paper last year on the subject, say there is not  a bit of evidence to support this idea.

Matt Sedensky is the inaugural journalism fellow at The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. He is studying and reporting on the economic implications of the country's aging demographics and the effects on its workforce.

In addition to his NORC duties, Sedensky is a correspondent for The Associated Press who has written about a wide range of issues. Since joining the AP in 2002, he has covered Hurricane Katrina, the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech, and the capture of the BTK serial killer. He has won numerous awards for his coverage of religion, including a series on the rise of the extremist minister Fred Phelps and an investigation into Pope Benedict XVI's links to clergy abuse cases. Since 2008, he has led AP's coverage of older Americans, winning the Florida Society of News Editors' top award for beat reporting for his reports on seniors.


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