Work, aging, and retirement in Australia: Introduction to the special issue

Zacher, Hannes & Griffin, Barbara (2015) Work, aging, and retirement in Australia: Introduction to the special issue. Work, Aging and Retirement, 1(2), pp. 129-132.

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Australia has an aging population and workforce, and policy makers and organizations increasingly encourage older workers to remain on the job longer and even beyond traditional retirement age. After a brief review of important demographic and political developments, we introduce the 8 articles included in this special issue on work, aging, and retirement in Australia. The articles include an overview of the Australian retirement income system, 6 articles reporting quantitative analyses of cross-sectional and longitudinal data provided by large samples of Australian workers and retirees, and a qualitative study which analyzes interviews with human resource managers. Overall, the articles demonstrate that research on work, aging, and retirement in Australia is flourishing, sophisticated, and diverse both in terms of content and methodologies. We close with a brief review of topics and research questions related to work, aging, and retirement that remain to be addressed in the Australian context in future research.

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ID Code: 92427
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Work, Aging, Retirement, Australia
DOI: 10.1093/workar/wau011
ISSN: 2054-4650
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Authors
Deposited On: 28 Jan 2016 22:49
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2016 22:49

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