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Mature workers’ employment experiences during COVID-19

By |2020-10-28T11:27:20+08:00October 28th, 2020|

Introduction The Corona Virus pandemic has changed the way we work on a global scale. From working from home to redundancies, furloughed employees to home schooling, everyone has been impacted in some way. However, even within this period of great change for all, mature workers represent a special category of workers. [...]

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By |2020-10-14T11:26:15+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 [...]

COVID-19: research directions for older workers, work ability

By |2020-10-13T13:36:13+08:00October 13th, 2020|

COVID-19 and its Implications for Research on Work Ability | For Whom the Pandemic Tolls: A Person-Centric Analysis of Older Workers COVID-19 and its Implications for Research on Work Ability Donald M Truxillo, David M Cadiz, Grant M Brady, COVID-19 and its Implications for Research on Work Ability, Work, Aging [...]

Mature workers news roundup – October 2020

By |2020-10-27T13:45:43+08:00October 6th, 2020|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for October 2020. Older Workers Need To Stand Up As Covid-19 Knocks Them Down Older workers need to stand up and demand more attention from lawmakers on how the Covid-19 disease and lack of a vaccine causes them [...]

Research: Measure of workplace age-friendliness | Gender differences in perceived workplace flexibility

By |2020-10-13T13:29:04+08:00September 3rd, 2020|

Development and Validation of a Workplace Age-Friendliness Measure  |  Gender Differences in Perceived Workplace Flexibility Among Older Workers in the Netherlands: A Brief Report Development and Validation of a Workplace Age-Friendliness Measure Eppler-Hattab, R., Doron, I. and Meshoulam, I. Development and Validation of a Workplace Age-Friendliness Measure. Innovation [...]

Research: Age-friendly employers Report | Impact of COVID-19 & recession on older workers

By |2020-09-03T12:33:54+08:00September 3rd, 2020|

The New Social Contract: Age-Friendly Employers  |  Early Evidence on the Impact of COVID-19 and the Recession on Older Workers The New Social Contract: Age-Friendly Employers Age-Friendly Employers explores the vital role of employers in helping workers successfully navigate their working lives and prepare for retirement, a role that has [...]

Research: Leadership & age-diverse teams | Fit and usability of work-life supports

By |2020-09-03T12:23:13+08:00September 3rd, 2020|

Assessments of fit and usability of work-life supports in the context of diversity and perceptions of fairness  |  Improving Team Functioning and Performance in Age-Diverse Teams: Evaluation of a Leadership Training Improving Team Functioning and Performance in Age-Diverse Teams: Evaluation of a Leadership Training Jungmann, F., Wegge, J., Liebermann, S.C., [...]

Research: Older workers’ mental health aids | Older workers’ reactions to abusive supervision

By |2020-09-03T12:01:08+08:00September 3rd, 2020|

Research: What works for older workers’ mental health? | Older workers’ reactions to abusive supervision What works for older workers’ mental health? Choi, M., Dabelko-Schoeny, H.,  Lee, M. and Bunger, A. Does Self-Efficacy and Team Leader Equity Matter for Older Workers’ Mental Health?, The Gerontologist, Volume 60, Issue 6, September [...]

Mature workers news roundup – September 2020

By |2020-10-01T15:36:30+08:00September 3rd, 2020|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for September 2020. IBM faces another age-discrimination lawsuit in Austin Allegation: Artificial intelligence used to 'surreptitiously target older workers for termination” Accusations the global technology behemoth has laid off older employees due to their ages have beset the [...]

Mature workers news roundup – August 2020

By |2020-09-02T12:22:48+08:00September 2nd, 2020|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for August 2020. When Retirement Comes Too Early (USA) Once, older workers benefited from a so-called experience premium: Because of their years on the job, they earned more than younger employees and were less likely to be laid [...]

Mature workers news roundup – July 2020

By |2020-08-03T11:36:19+08:00July 14th, 2020|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for July 2020. Britain faces demographic timebomb as Covid baby bust looms As women delay pregnancy until the economic storm passes, an ageing workforce could affect the UK's future debt sustainability  –  The Telegraph, 30 July 2020 (paywall) [...]

Understanding Ageism and COVID-19 (Infographic)

By |2020-07-02T09:24:28+08:00July 2nd, 2020|

Understanding Ageism and COVID-19 (Infographic) Even though people 65 and older are at greater risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19, people of all ages are profoundly affected by the pandemic, whether through infection itself, economic impact, or social distancing measures—especially those that are responsible for physical distancing [...]

Research: Discrimination laws & older women | Older women physicians

By |2020-06-22T09:38:33+08:00June 22nd, 2020|

Research News | Falling Between the Cracks: Discrimination Laws and Older Women | Issues Faced by Senior Women Physicians Falling Between the Cracks: Discrimination Laws and Older Women Joanne Song McLaughlin. Falling Between the Cracks: Discrimination Laws and Older Women. LABOUR, 2020; 34 (2): 215 https://doi.org/10.1111/labr.12175 Theories and evidence suggest that [...]

Research: older workers with chronic health conditions & early retirement

By |2020-06-04T10:56:21+08:00June 4th, 2020|

Why do older workers with chronic health conditions prefer to retire early? Anushiya Vanajan, Ute Bültmann, Kène Henkens (2020). Why do older workers with chronic health conditions prefer to retire early? Age and Ageing, Volume 49, Issue 3, May 2020, 403–410. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afz180 Background Older workers experiencing chronic health conditions (CHCs) are more [...]

Mature workers news roundup – June 2020

By |2020-07-14T12:59:34+08:00June 2nd, 2020|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for June 2020. Covid-19 recession causing job losses in older workers and housing stress in young (Australia) Rising rates of housing stress, particularly among younger Australians, and job losses among workers aged 51 to 65 show the Covid-19 [...]

Mature workers news roundup – May 2020

By |2020-06-09T07:43:53+08:00May 3rd, 2020|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for May 2020. Employers face dilemmas over discrimination laws, CDC health guidance (USA) Guidelines say workers who fall into vulnerable categories shouldn't return to work until phase three. Employers reopening businesses face a dilemma with older workers: Follow health [...]

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