Author “Compelling personal stories, helpful information… and ideas for ways to strengthen the safety net that too often fails families. Caring for Our Parents is a book for everyone.” John Rother, former Executive Vice-President AARP LEARN MORE | BUY THE BOOK Speaker • Professional organizations • Consumer groups • Health care providers Keynote speaker and panelist specializing in tax policy and aging issues • Universities and research organizations Commentator • Tax Policy • Long-Term Care • Aging Issues and Quality of Life

About Howard Gleckman

I am author of “Caring for Our Parents” and a senior fellow at the Urban Institute, where I am affiliated with the Tax Policy Center and the Retirement Policy Program. I write regular columns on both aging and tax policy for Forbes.com, and am a frequent speaker on both topics


About Caring for Our Parents

A close-up, personal look at our nation’s dysfunctional system of delivering and paying for this assistance. I tell this powerful story through the eyes of real families, as well as policy experts and health professionals.


Caring for Our Parents Blog

The Worldwide Debate Over Raising The Retirement Age

In the U.S., some Republican lawmakers are proposing  to raise the age of eligibility for full Social Security benefits, provoking withering criticism from President Biden and many Democrats. But the debate over when government should begin paying retirement benefits isn’t [...]


Howard’s TaxVox Blog

Making sense of America’s tax system: Tax Vox explains how it affects you, your family, and American business, and what it means for our economy.