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Research: feelings about age and effective organisations

By |2021-02-11T08:25:10+08:00February 11th, 2021|

These research papers present interesting findings about how people feel about their ages and their effectiveness at work. Feeling out of place: Internalized age stereotypes are associated with older employees’ sense of belonging and social motivation The effect of age on daily positive emotions and work behaviors Age and context effects [...]

Mature workers news round up – February 2021

By |2021-02-25T08:43:24+08:00February 9th, 2021|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for February 2021. ‘It breaks my heart’: Pandemic puts Malvern East business owner out of work at 58 Fiona Caffery never thought she’d be looking for a job at 58. The small business owner was planning on working for [...]

Mature workers news round up – January 2021

By |2021-02-09T08:11:27+08:00January 11th, 2021|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for January 2021. Taiwan: Middle-aged and Senior-aged Employment Promotion Act commences To address the challenges arising from an aging population, the Middle-aged and Senior-aged Employment Promotion Act (the Act) was promulgated in December 2019 but only came into [...]

How are older single women without children faring in Australia?

By |2020-12-16T10:38:05+08:00December 11th, 2020|

Factors shaping the financial security and wellbeing of older single women without children Women are much more likely than men to live in poverty in old age, especially single women. Improving the economic security of single older women is a policy priority. It is also an important objective [...]

Research: Employers’ responses to an ageing workforce

By |2020-12-09T07:36:06+08:00December 9th, 2020|

How Are Employers Responding to an Aging Workforce? Robert L Clark, and Beth M Ritter (2020). How Are Employers Responding to an Aging Workforce? The Gerontologist, 60(8): 1403-1410. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnaa031 Abstract The American population is aging and changes in the population’s age structure are leading to an aging of the nation’s [...]

Mature workers news round up – December 2020

By |2020-12-19T11:23:50+08:00December 7th, 2020|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for December 2020. How Companies Can Meet the Needs of a Changing Workforce As life expectancies stretch towards 100 years, the traditional career map urgently needs a rethink. The over-50s are the fastest-growing group of workers in the [...]

Myra Hamilton’s research on single women carers in SMH

By |2020-12-01T13:46:28+08:00December 1st, 2020|

Associate Professor Myra Hamilton CEPAR's Associate Prof. Myra Hamilton from the University of Sydney shared insights from her new research on single women carers with readers of The Sydney Morning Herald this week.  No children doesn't mean more savings for single women Researchers from the University of Sydney, [...]

COVID-19 and the Demographic Distribution of Health and Economic Risks

By |2020-11-12T15:35:14+08:00November 12th, 2020|

COVID-19 and the Demographic Distribution of Health and Economic Risks The health impacts of COVID-19 have been modest in Australia compared to elsewhere. But as restrictions ease and the economy reopens, the risks of infection, morbidity, and job loss will require caution. Live data suggests that unemployment impacts may be considerable. Such risks [...]

Mature workers and health during COVID

By |2020-12-09T07:29:10+08:00November 12th, 2020|

We asked 1583 mature workers (45+yrs) about their COVID-19 work experiences. Our preliminary findings suggest that: Unemployed workers felt they had the greatest risk of contracting COVID-19; and Employed workers have higher self rated health than retired and unemployed workers. Conversely, better health was significantly associated with Work [...]

Mature workers news roundup – November 2020

By |2020-12-16T12:07:44+08:00November 3rd, 2020|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for November 2020. How ageism is preventing some Australians from getting employed For older and younger jobseekers, and women in their mid twenties-thirties, it can be difficult to get a job due to ageism in recruiting. Motherhood, too [...]

CEPAR Research: Australian baby boomers & intergenerational equity

By |2020-11-02T09:25:59+08:00November 2nd, 2020|

Attitudes towards Australia’s baby boomers and intergenerational equity Kate O’Loughlin, Rafat Hussain, Hal Kendig (October 2020) Attitudes towards Australia’s baby boomers and intergenerational equity. The Sociological Review DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0038026120963367 Abstract Australia’s Intergenerational Reports (2010, 2015) make a case for restraining public expenditure on an ageing population given the sizeable post-WWII [...]

Research: UK, German and Australian caregiver policies

By |2020-11-02T09:20:35+08:00November 2nd, 2020|

Retirement Security: Other Countries' Experiences with Caregiver Policies United States Government Accountability Office (September 2020). Report to the Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate. Retirement Security: Other Countries' Experiences with Caregiver Policies This report examines (1) other countries’ approaches to support family members who provide eldercare, (2) challenges of these approaches, and [...]

Latest CEPAR research: employment rates of older workers halts

By |2020-11-02T09:14:48+08:00November 2nd, 2020|

The Cessation of Rising Employment Rates at Older Ages in Australia, 2000-2019 McDonald P and Moyle H (2020). The Cessation of Rising Employment Rates at Older Ages in Australia, 2000-2019. Australian Population Studies. DOI: https://doi.org/10.37970/aps.v4i1.61 Abstract Background  In the first decade of the 21st century, employment at older ages surged in Australia, benefitting the [...]

Research on age-specific effects of flexible working

By |2020-11-02T09:21:15+08:00November 2nd, 2020|

Flexible schedules across working lives: Age-specific effects on well-being and work. Piszczek, M. M., & Pimputkar, A. S. (2020). Flexible schedules across working lives: Age-specific effects on well-being and work. Journal of Applied Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000844  Abstract In the midst of an aging global workforce, organizations must develop a better [...]

Latest research on workers with care responsibilities

By |2020-11-02T09:15:26+08:00November 2nd, 2020|

Contextualizing Family-Supportive Supervision to Help Employees with Eldercare Responsibilities | Caregivers' decisions regarding retirement and working time reduction in Europe Contextualizing Family-Supportive Supervision to Help Employees With Eldercare Responsibilities Peng, Yisheng, Xu, Xiaohong, Matthews, Russell, Ma, Jie. One Size Fits All? Contextualizing Family-Supportive Supervision to Help Employees With [...]

Research: age stereotypes and performance expectations

By |2020-10-29T07:19:54+08:00October 29th, 2020|

Age-based worker stereotypes and expected work performance Gretchen A. Petery, Serena Wee, Patrick D. Dunlop and Sharon K. Parker (2020). Older workers and poor performance: Examining the association of age stereotypes with expected work performance quality. International Journal of Selection and Assessment 2020; 00:1–12. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijsa.12309 Abstract We investigated how age-based [...]

Research: ill health and retirement

By |2020-10-29T06:49:59+08:00October 14th, 2020|

Longer term ill-health impacts on retirement Curtin University research has found that ill-health, both long-term and shorter-term ‘health shocks’, such as a serious injury or bout of illness, were likely to lead to earlier shifts not only from fulltime work to retirement, but also to part-time work or self-employment for [...]

Research: Working and disability expectancies at older ages

By |2020-10-13T13:41:29+08:00October 13th, 2020|

Working and disability expectancies at older ages: The role of childhood circumstances and education Lorenti, A., Dudel, C., Hale, J., & Myrskylä, M. (2020). Working and disability expectancies at older ages: The role of childhood circumstances and education. Social Science Research, 91, 102447. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2020.102447 Abstract The ability to work at [...]

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