Exploring Work Choices to Slow Early Labour Force Exit of Mature Aged Australians: Results from the Transitional Employment Survey

Pillay, Hitendra K., Fox, Tricia A., Kelly, Kathy, & Tones, Megan J. (2006) Exploring Work Choices to Slow Early Labour Force Exit of Mature Aged Australians: Results from the Transitional Employment Survey. In Pillay, Hitendra K., Fox, Tricia, Kelly, Kathy, & Tones, Megan (Eds.) CofFEE, The Constraints to Full Employment or WorkChoices and Welfare-to-Work, December, 2006.


As the population ages on a global scale, older workers have the propensity to become a significant economic workforce for the future of Australia. However, OECD and ABS reports indicate that work conditions may be incompatible with the needs of mature aged workers, thus early retirement is common. Transitional employment offers potential solutions for the aging workforce to remain engaged in the workplace. This study is from the first year data of an ARC funded Industry linkage grant concerning older workers. A qualitative study using an Australia-wide online survey solicited aspirations of older workers regarding transitional employment options. The results indicate that the majority of workers responded favourably to transitional employment. The findings provide useful data to map the possible confounding effect of education level and job types on preferences for transitional work by older workers.

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ID Code: 9732
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the conference’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
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Keywords: older workers, transitional employment, training and development
ISBN: 192070177X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 25 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:21

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