Creating a Public Resource: O*NET Job Characteristics Dataset for Use with the Health and Retirement Study and Other Surveys

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 12:00to13:00
Online via Zoom, QC, CA

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The O*NET Program is the United States' primary source of occupational information and this dataset is essential to understanding the rapidly changing nature of work and how it impacts the workforce and economy. In this Lunch&Learn session, Dr. Dawn C. Carr and Rebekah Carpenter will present on how the O*NET job characteristics dataset can be applied to health and retirement studies. More research connecting health and retirement are warranted to understand retirement timing and its impacts on system finances, well-being, cognitive functioning, and aging.

This event is hosted in collaboration with the Centre on Population Dynamics


12:00 - 12:05 | Welcome and introductions
12:05 - 12:45 | Lecture session  
12:45 - 12:55 | Moderated Q&A session with Dr. Alexis Dennis 
12:55 - 13:00 | Closing and upcoming sessions 


This is an online webinar hosted on Zoom. To receive details to enter the event, please register.     

Featured Speakers


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Dawn C. Carr is the Director of the Claude Pepper Center and an associate professor at Florida State University in the Department of Sociology. Carr is a thought leader in the field of aging, and regularly presents her research to a range of audiences through keynote speeches, policy-related presentations, and seminars with older adults and practitioners. Carr’s research focuses on understanding the factors that bolster older adults’ ability to remain healthy and active as long as possible. Much of her work is dedicated to exploring the relevance, purpose, and factors related to work engagement after age 50 and volunteer engagement. Her recent work focuses on understanding the complex pathways between health and active engagement during later life, including resilience and the impact of key transitions in health, productivity, and caregiving. Before joining Florida State University in 2016, she was a researcher at the Stanford Center on Longevity, a postdoctoral fellow in the Carolina Program for Health and Aging Research (CPHAR) at the Institute on Aging at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a researcher at Scripps Gerontology Center. Carr received her Ph.D. in Social Gerontology and Master’s in Gerontological Studies at Miami University, and Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance at Arizona State University. 


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Rebekah Carpenter is a third-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Florida State University. Her research explores how work and other social factors shape health and well-being outcomes, like financial security, over the life-course. Prior to coming to Florida State University in 2020, she received her M.A. in Sociology at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and B.A. in Sociology and Political Science at The University of North Florida.  


What are Lunch&Learn's?

The CAnD3 Lunch&Learn series is designed to introduce our Fellows, team members, and partners to emerging research on topics related to population dynamics and population aging. These modules will cover the Four CAnD3 Population Aging Axes: (1) family and social inclusion; (2) education, labour and inequality; (3) migration and ethnicity; and (4) wellbeing and autonomy.

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