The Aging Worker: Research and Recommendations

The Aging Worker: Research and Recommendations

by SAGE Publications, Susan R. Rhodes, Michael Schuster
     
 

The Aging Worker presents the largest compilation and analysis of the literature on ageing and work, presenting current scientific evidence, recommendations for organizational action, and future directions for research. Written for social researchers, policy makers, planners and personnel managers, it describes the psychological characteristics and work behaviours of… See more details below

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The Aging Worker presents the largest compilation and analysis of the literature on ageing and work, presenting current scientific evidence, recommendations for organizational action, and future directions for research. Written for social researchers, policy makers, planners and personnel managers, it describes the psychological characteristics and work behaviours of ageing workers. It goes on to deal with such issues as career planning, training, compensation, pensions, wages, and retirement. In addition to an exhaustive bibliography, the authors provide an array of tables showing the results of key research.

'...tightly written and...the coverage of the literature, much of which is usefully presented in tabular form in a lengthy appendix, is truly impressive, as is the list of bibliographic references and the index.' -- Choice, November 1983



'The authors have located and carefully examined several hundred relevant studies. The organization and presentation of results, as well as the discussion of related topics is good...a good first step in the right direction.' -- Personnel Psychology, Vol 37 No 1, Spring 1984



'...the value of the daunting task undertaken by the authors...is unquestionable. The book provides a masterly review of a selection of the material pertinent to the ageing workers' situation; and that in itself makes their efforts worthwhile. They have broken new ground in what they have done...' -- Ageing and Society, Vol 4 No 1, 1984



'...the book is an important resource for professionals in and out of the workplace, primarily because of the extensive list of investigations following the overview ofthe area...The book will be used again and again by psychologists, sociologists, economists, and by corporate officials, all of whom are concerned about the characteristics of older employees and their impact on the work force.' -- Journal of Gerontology, September 1984



'...the authors make a valuable contribution in pulling together a great deal of research material relating to the work implications of an aging population...the volume certainly will be useful to anyone teaching or contemplating research in the field of aging and work.' -- Industrial and Labor Relations Review, January 1985



'This book is undoubtedly an essential reference and starting point for those concerned with managing an aging work force. It is with a practical aim that the authors have so tirelessly and thoroughly studied work relating to older workers in the hope of stimulating further research and organisational planning. Their research and recommendations should not be ignored if organisational effectiveness is to remain unimpaired.' -- Personnel Review, Vol 13 No 2 1984

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803919495
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/01/1983
Pages:
375

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