Aging, Work, and Retirement among Late-Career Faculty

The Aging, Work, and Retirement among Late-Career Faculty project was funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This project aims to significantly advance the field of faculty aging and retirement through two project components: (1) An in-depth descriptive analysis of current faculty, Emeriti faculty, and administrators on a broad range of late-career faculty issues, including professional activities and productivity, career experiences, retirement, and family and life; and (2) An examination of the UC Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Programs (“verips”) of the early 1990s as a “natural experiment” to provide an understanding of the post-retirement outcomes of older faculty who either accepted one of the verip programs or did not, and to assess how the losses of older faculty during the verip period ultimately affected the “productivity” of academic departments at the University of California.