Aging and Work in the 21st Century

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Psychology Press, Oct 12, 2012 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
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The aging of baby boomers, along with the predicted decrease of the available labor pool, will place increased scrutiny and emphasis on issues relating to an aging workforce. Furthermore, future economic downturns will place strong pressure on older workers to remain in the workforce, and on retirees to seek employment again. Aging and Work in the 21st Century reviews, summarizes, and integrates existing literature from various disciplines with regard to aging and work. Chapter authors, all leading experts within their respective areas, provide recommendations for future research, practice, and/or public policy.

This definitive source comprehensively reviews:

  • trends and implications regarding the demography, income, and diversity of the aging workforce;
  • the issue of age bias in the workplace;
  • job performance, work-related attitudes, training and development, and career issues of older workers; and
  • topics of age and occupational health, technology, work and family issues, and retirement.

The intended audience is advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers in the disciplines of industrial and organizational psychology; developmental psychology; gerontology; sociology; economics; and social work. Older worker advocate organizations, like AARP, will also take interest in this edited book.

 

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Contents

1 Editors Overview
1
2 The Demography of Aging and Work
7
3 LowIncome Older Workers
25
4 Diversity Issues for an Aging Workforce
51
5 An Expanded View of Age Bias in the Workplace
73
6 Employee Age and Performance in Organizations
109
7 Age and Work Attitudes
139
8 Employee Development and Training Issues Related to the Aging Workforce
163
10 Aging and Occupational Health
199
11 Age and Technology for Work
225
12 Aging and WorkFamily Issues
251
13 Examining Retirement from a Multilevel Perspective
277
14 In Search of a Unifying Paradigm for Understanding Aging and Work in the 21st Century
303
Author Index
321
Subject Index
337
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9 Career Mobility and Career Stability Among Older Workers
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