Beth C. Truesdale

Research Fellow at W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Beth C. Truesdale is a sociologist whose research focuses on inequalities in work and aging, the future of retirement, and the effects of social institutions and public policies on Americans' well-being. She is a research fellow at the W.E. Upjohn Insitute for Employment Research and a visiting scientist at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Truesdale is the co-editor of Overtime: America's Aging Workforce and the Future of Working Longer. Overtime offers new evidence about the unequal consequences of increases in state pension ages that expect individuals to delay retirement into their late 60s or beyond. Much of her research uses qualitative and quantitative methods to examine interrelationships among job quality, health, disability, and economic security across the life course. Truesdale also has extensive experience using research evidence to shape public policy in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Truesdale received her Ph.D. from Harvard University. She also holds degrees from St. Olaf College in Minnesota and the University of Oxford.