Connecting People with Jobs: Key Issues for Raising Labour Market Participation in Australia – OECD

SUMMARY Giving people better opportunities to participate actively in the labour market improves well-being. It also helps countries to cope with rapid population ageing by mobilising more fully each country’s potential labour resources. Weak labour market attachment of some groups in society reflects a range of barriers to working or moving up the jobs ladder. … [Read More] Connecting People with Jobs: Key Issues for Raising Labour Market Participation in Australia – OECD

Young workers expect their older colleagues to get out of the way – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Michael North There are many names for the narratives pitting the older generation against the younger: Gen-Y versus Baby Boomers, “Generation Me” versus “Generation We,” and unfortunately my research demonstrates that the younger generation do see the older generation as competitors. My findings show overall that younger people have certain expectations … [Read More] Young workers expect their older colleagues to get out of the way – The Conversation

Work After Age 65: A prospective study of Australian men and women – Australasian Journal on Ageing

ABSTRACT Objective: This study describes hours in paid work for Australian men and women aged over 65, focusing on associations between work and education. Methods: Data were analysed separately for men and women, from baseline and first follow-up surveys of the 45 and Up Study. Generalised estimating equation models were used to identify associations between work, education … [Read More] Work After Age 65: A prospective study of Australian men and women – Australasian Journal on Ageing

The Effect of Job Mobility on Retirement Timing by Education – Centre for Retirement Research

Abstract Job-changing among late-career workers increased steadily from the 1980s through the mid-2000s before declining somewhat in recent years.  This study asks how the rise in job-changing – which seems largely voluntary – affects retirement timing and whether this effect varies by a key measure of socioeconomic status: educational attainment.  Workers presumably change jobs voluntarily … [Read More] The Effect of Job Mobility on Retirement Timing by Education – Centre for Retirement Research

How Job Changes Affect Retirement Timing by Socioeconomic Status – Center for Retirement Research

INTRODUCION – Extract Job-changing among late-career workers increased steadily between the 1980s and the mid-2000s before declining somewhat in recent years. A key question is whether this job-changing lengthens or shortens a worker’s career. The answer is important because workers generally need to work longer than they have in the past to gain a secure retirement. … [Read More] How Job Changes Affect Retirement Timing by Socioeconomic Status – Center for Retirement Research

The Impact of Older Workers on the Workplace: Evidence from the Workplace Employment Relations Survey – National Institute of Economic Social Research (UK)

Increasing numbers of older workers are not associated with a deterioration in workplace performance, according to the first UK study using nationally representative data for private sector workplaces, published today. The key findings from the research, which was carried out by NIESR and UCL economists for the Department for Work and Pensions, are: On average, … [Read More] The Impact of Older Workers on the Workplace: Evidence from the Workplace Employment Relations Survey – National Institute of Economic Social Research (UK)

Making ‘good’ choices: the impact of entitlement models on up-skilling later in life – NCVER

By Cain Polidano, Justin van de Ven and  Sarah Voitchovsky DESCRIPTION Understanding the responsiveness of ‘older’ workers — those aged 25-54 years — to government subsidies for up-skilling is important in developing policies that can support people in obtaining skills later in life. The particular focus for this report is the first round of Victorian demand-driven … [Read More] Making ‘good’ choices: the impact of entitlement models on up-skilling later in life – NCVER

Economic Retirement Age and Lifelong Learning: A theoretical model with heterogeneous labor, biased technical change and international sourcing – CESifo

ABSTRACT The employability of an aging population in a world of continuous and biased technical change is top of the political agenda. Due to endogenous human capital depreciation the effective retirement age is often below statutory retirement age resulting in permanent non-employability of older workers. We analyze this phenomenon in a putty-putty human capital vintage … [Read More] Economic Retirement Age and Lifelong Learning: A theoretical model with heterogeneous labor, biased technical change and international sourcing – CESifo

The question employers are wary to ask: when are you going to retire? The Conversation

Extract from an article by Sarah Vickerstaff There is a new taboo in the workplace: retirement. Age discrimination legislation and the abolition of the default retirement age means that companies are worried about talking to older workers about retiring, for fear of being accused of ageism. As ongoing research I’m involved in has begun to show, … [Read More] The question employers are wary to ask: when are you going to retire? The Conversation

Longitudinal Research: A panel discussion on conceptual issues, research design, and statistical techniques – Work, Aging and Retirement

ABSTRACT The goal of this article is to clarify the conceptual, methodological, and practical issues that frequently emerge when conducting longitudinal research, as well as in the journal review process. Using a panel discussion format, the current authors address 13 questions associated with 3 aspects of longitudinal research: conceptual issues, research design, and statistical techniques. … [Read More] Longitudinal Research: A panel discussion on conceptual issues, research design, and statistical techniques – Work, Aging and Retirement

Blended Working and the Employability of Older Workers, Retirement Timing, and Bridge Employment – Work, Aging and Retirement

ABSTRACT Blended working, a term we recently introduced, combines on-site and off-site working, enabled by the utilization of information and communications technologies (ICTs) that provides workers with almost constant access to job-relevant information and coworkers. In this commentary, we respond to three articles on blended work that appeared in the October 2016 issue of  Work, … [Read More] Blended Working and the Employability of Older Workers, Retirement Timing, and Bridge Employment – Work, Aging and Retirement

Aussies are getting older, and the health workforce needs training to reflect it – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Deborah Parker This article is part of our series on older people’s health. It looks at the changes and processes that occur in our body as we age, the conditions we’re more likely to suffer from and what we can do to prevent them. As our population ages and life expectancy … [Read More] Aussies are getting older, and the health workforce needs training to reflect it – The Conversation

Rising pension age hard on older workers facing extra years of toil – Courier Mail

Extract from an article by Terry Sweetman PICTURE this, if you can. It’s 2035 and you’re, say, 68, still well shy of the new pension age of 70. It’s time for your annual performance review and you’re locked in an office with a middle-management high achiever. Why, he’s the bloke you interviewed for his first job … [Read More] Rising pension age hard on older workers facing extra years of toil – Courier Mail

Bridging the communication gap between Generation Y and the Baby Boomer generation – International Journal of Adolescence and Youth

ABSTRACT Interpersonal communication has changed since the inception of the internet. Face-to-face communication moved to computer-mediated communication (CMC). CMC users are mostly younger people such as Generation Y. They are comfortable with using digital interactive technologies for communication. The Baby Boomer generation, on the other hand, values face-to-face communication. The different ways of communication causes … [Read More] Bridging the communication gap between Generation Y and the Baby Boomer generation – International Journal of Adolescence and Youth

Work is good for older peoples’ health, argues England’s Chief Medical Officer (UK) – Intergenerational Foundation

Extract from an article by David Kingman Staying at work until later in life rather than completely retiring is better for older peoples’ health, according to the findings from a recent report by the Chief Medical Office for England into the health of the Baby Boomer cohort. Growing numbers of workers Professor Dame Sally Davies, the … [Read More] Work is good for older peoples’ health, argues England’s Chief Medical Officer (UK) – Intergenerational Foundation

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