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Population ageing in a globalizing labour market : implications for older workers

Taylor, Philip, Jorgensen, Brad, & Watson, Erin (2010) Population ageing in a globalizing labour market : implications for older workers. China Journal of Social Work, 3(2-3), pp. 259-272.

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Abstract

This article concerns the changing nature of the relationship between age and the labour market. Global demographic, economic and technological changes potentially pose major challenges for older workers trying to maintain a secure attachment to the labour market. Recent public policy has responded by defining concepts such as 'active ageing' which encourage older workers to participate fully within society, including maintaining workforce participation. Older workers' ability to secure quality work within a volatile labour market is considered. While activation approaches are currently popular among policymakers, the notion that older workers will easily avoid a diminution of their employment prospects is challenged.

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ID Code: 38160
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Same title as conference paper in: Proceedings of the Productive Aging Conference, 27–29 July 2009, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong.
Keywords: Older Workers, Globalization, Underemployment
DOI: 10.1080/17525098.2010.492651
ISSN: 1752-5101
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 26 Oct 2010 08:57
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:22

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