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LES's Fernando Torres-Gil Commentary in Time magazine, Zocalo Public Square & KCRW

California, Where Brown and Gray America Collide: Two of the Country's Fastest Growing Populations Are Learning How to Embrace Change

It was like being in a foreign country. Having never lived anywhere but California, I arrived at Brandeis University in the 1970s to study gerontology and geriatrics. I was a grandson of migrant farm workers, a polio survivor, and one of the first Latino students from the Southwest to attend a Boston-area college...Read More »

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Challenges for Undocumented Immigrants

The Tumultuous Path Toward Legal Protections and Economic Security

After years of unproductive dithering by Congress, President Obama stepped in and took executive action on immigration in late 2014. ....Read More »

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White House Conference on Aging Regional Forum, March 31st, 2015

On March 31st Dr. Fernando Torres-Gil, Director of the Center for Policy Research on Aging participated as an expert panelist....Read More »

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New Realities of Immigration in an Aging Society

Dr. Fernando Torres-Gil in a news story on Univision based on his lecture on the new realities of immigration in an aging society at University of Texas at Austin in January 2015.

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Hammer Conversations

On Feburary 8, 2015 Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Fernando Torres-Gil, the director of the UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging and a UCLA professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy, discussed immigration and aging at the UCLA Hammer Museum....Read More »



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El Seguro Social: Vale la pena esperar / When To Take Social Security: It Pays to Wait!

These videos on When To Take Social Security: It Pays to Wait! were produced by one of our Ford Foundation BESOL (Better Economic Security Over A Lifetime) partners: the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI). You can go here to download their toolkit.

Social Security benefits can be taken at any time between 62 and 70, but there are sound financial reasons to delay if you can. If you wait, your monthly benefits will be higher for the rest of your life.....Read More »

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The Racial Wealth Gap in America

Though the United States is one of the wealthiest countries, to many Americans this prosperity remains out of reach. Blacks and Hispanics, who are striving to make a better life for themselves and their families, are not given the same asset building opportunities. [A video from our partner, the Urban Institute.]