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Age and labour market commitment in Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden /

by Hult, Carl | Edlund, Jonas.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Age at migration and social integration /

by slund, Olof | Institute for the Study of Labor | B hlmark, Anders | Nordstr m Skans, Oskar.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2009Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Age differences in job loss, job search, and reemployment /

by Johnson, Richard | Urban Institute | Mommaerts, Corina.

Publisher: Washington, DC Urban Institute 2011Description: PDF.Other title: The program on retirement policy. Discussion paper ; no. 11-01.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2011 Bibliography pp. 29-33 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Working longer is often hailed as the best way to increase retirement incomes, yet this strategy depends crucially on seniors' ability to find work and hold on to their jobs. This study examines how the incidence and consequences of job displacement vary by age. Results show that older workers are less likely than younger workers to lose their jobs, but only because they generally have spent more time with their employers. When older workers lose their jobs, it takes them longer than their younger counterparts to become reemployed, and when they do find work they generally experience sharp wage declines.Availability: (1)

Ageing and skills : a review and analysis of skill gain and skill loss over the lifespan and over time /

by Desjardins, Richard | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Warnke, Arne Jonas.

Publisher: OECD Publishing 2012Description: PDF.Other title: OECD education working paper ; no. 72.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: EDU/WKP(2012)9 27-Mar-2012 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: The relationship between ageing and skills is becoming an important policy issue, not least in the context of population ageing. Data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) will potentially add considerably to the understanding of the relationship between ageing and foundation skills. In particular, the fact that data from the 1994-1998 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and the 2003-2007 Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALL) will be linked with PIAAC offers a unique opportunity to examine trends over time at the cohort level for a wide range of countries. Specifically, repeated measures will enable an analysis of whether there is skill gain and skill loss over the lifespan of cohorts and overtime between cohorts. This is especially important because age-skill profiles observed on the basis of a single cross-section are difficult to interpret. With this as a backdrop, this paper has sought to provide an overview of what is known about age-skill profiles and to conduct an analysis that demonstrates how trend data based on repeated cross-sectional observations of direct measures of skill at the cohort level can be used to estimate skill gain and skill loss over the lifespan and over time.Availability: (1)

Australian Unity wellbeing index : survey 21 : Part A : the report /

by Cummins, Robert A.

Publisher: Geelong, Vic. Deakin University 2009Description: PDF.Other title: The wellbeing of Australians : gambling, chocolate and Swine.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Competing with dad : changes in the intergenerational distribution of male labour market income. /

by Gregory, R.G.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Economic Policy Research 1999Description: 19 p.Notes: Revised version of a paper presented at the Conference : Income support, Labour Markets and Behaviour : A Research Agenda, 24-25 November 1998 Australian National University, Canberra.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Divorce and the wellbeing of older Australians /

by Gray, Matthew | Australian Institute of Family Studies | De Vaus, David | Qu, Lixia | Stanton, David.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Family Studies [AIFS]. Research paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010Summary: This paper shows that divorce has a long-lasting, negative impact on wellbeing and the effects appear to persist into later life for both men and women. However, the negative effects of divorce on wellbeing are largely confined to those who do not re-partner and remain single. An important difference between men and women is that for women who are divorced and single, negative effects of divorce are found for general health, vitality and mental health, while for men, there appear to be no effects of divorce on these health measures.Availability: (1)

Generational intelligence : a critical approach to age relations /

by Biggs, Simon | Lowenstein, Ariela.

Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon UK Routledge 2011Description: xiv, 180 p.Other title: Generational intelligence : age, identity, and the future of.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: What is generational intelligence? -- Self and the generational imagination -- Generational self awareness -- Self and other -- Generational strategies and negotiation -- Generations and family -- Generational intelligence and caregiving : the family and the state -- Generational intelligence and elder mistreatment -- Workplace and intergenerational relations -- Intergenerational relations in the community Prof. Simon Biggs, Senior Manager, Research and Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence (2010- ) Professor of Gerontology and Social Policy University of MelbourneSummary: The question of communication and understanding between different generations is emerging as a key issue for the twenty-first century. The advent of ageing populations may lead to increased conflict or solidarity in society, and provokes a profound ambivalence both in public and in the private sphere. In a new approach, Biggs and Lowenstein offer a critical examination of Generational Intelligence as one way of addressing these issues. How easy is it to put yourself in the shoes of someone of a different age group? What are the personal, interpersonal and social factors that affect our perceptions of the 'age other'? What are the key issues facing families, workplaces and communities in an ageing society? This book sets out a way of thinking about interpersonal relations based on age, and the question of communication between people of different ages and generations. The book challenges existing orthodoxies for relations between adults of different ages and draws out steps that can be taken to increase understanding between generational groups. The authors outline a series of steps that can be taken to enhance Generational Intelligence, examine existing theories and social issues, and suggest new directions for sustainable relations between generational groups.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Health, ageing and private health insurance : baseline results from the 45 and Up Study Cohort /

by Banks, E. et al.

Publisher: London, U.K. BioMed Central 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This study investigates the relationships between health and lifestyle factors, age and private health insurance (PHI) in a large Australian population-based cohort study of people aged 45 years and overAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Managing the older worker : how to prepare for the new organizational order /

by Cappelli, Peter | Novelli, Bill.

Publisher: Boston, MA Harvard Business Review Press 2010Description: xx, 208 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Your organisation needs older workers more than ever: They transfer knowledge between generations, transmit your company's values to new hires, make excellent mentors for younger employees, and provide a "just in time" workforce for special projects. Yet more of these workers are reporting to people younger than they are. This presents unfamiliar challenges that--if ignored--can prevent you from attracting, retaining, and engaging older employees. In Managing the Older Worker, Peter Cappelli and William Novelli explain how companies and younger managers can maximize the value provided by older workers. The key? Recognize that boomers' needs differ from younger generations - and adapt your management practices accordingly. For instance: Lead with mission: As employees age, they become more altruistic. Emphasize the positive impact of older workers' efforts on the world around them. Forge social connections: Many older employees keep working to maintain social relationships. Offer tasks that require interaction with others.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Modelling the impact of modifying lifestyle risk factors on dementia prevalence over the next 45 years /

by Brown, Laurie | Nepal, Binod | Ranmuthugala, Geetha.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. NATSEM 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Presented as part of National Dementia Research Forum 2009Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Older people and the internet : towards a 'system map' of digital exclusion /

by Berry, Richard | International Longevity Centre UK.

Publisher: London, U.K. International Longevity Centre 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography : p. 15Summary: Older people are significantly less likely to have access to the internet than the general population. According to recent research findings, 79 per cent of households below the state pension age have internet access, while only 37 per cent of households above the state pension age do so. This difference gives rise to the notion of the digital divide, between those who enjoy access to the internet and those who are excluded. There have been a number of attempts to widen access to the internet, among older people and other excluded groups. There are ongoing upgrades of Britain's technological infrastructure, increasing internet capacity throughout the country. There are initiatives to counter the financial barriers to inclusion, by providing subsidised equipment or free internet access, in people's homes or in public places. The state has also supported the provision of training in ICT skills over a number of years.Availability: (1)

Older Victorians online : a community survey exploring the usage patterns of older Victorians online /

by Crawshaw, Kate | Council on the Ageing (Victoria) | Hendy, Sue.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Ellis Jones Consulting 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A collaborative project between COTA Victoria and Ellis Jones. March 2012Summary: Ellis Jones and Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria recently collaborated on a research study to test commonly held assumptions. The results remind us how quickly everyone is adopting online technologies. What may have been correct 12 months ago may be an assumption today. In an environment of rapid change affecting both industry and government, online community engagement has become increasingly important to ensure stakeholder participation. Considerable research has been gathered on seniors' internet use and we know that their personal access to and use of the internet continues its steady trajectory. However, there is little investigation on how they employ web 2.0 tools, such as those found on social media platforms, in their daily lives. Tools, which in recent times, have provided a platform to so many communities which previously struggled to have their opinions heard. 51% of Australia's population is on Facebook and we do not consider seniors to be a part of this subset. There is an absence of detailed study around their participation in online discussions. This absence 'assumes' that they do not use social media and therefore will not participate in online community consultation activities.Availability: (1)

Respect in an ageing society /

by McCabe, Marita P | Benetas | Mellor, David | McNamara, Justin | Hill, Briony.

Publisher: Glenferrie South, VIC Benetas 2010; Benetas 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Full report March 2010 Bibliography : p. 35Summary: Respect in an Ageing Society is a research paper commissioned by Benetas (Deakin Uni) to examine the attitudes of society towards older people and what respect for older Australians means to them, and the wider community.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Retire Later or Work Harder? /

by Bell, David N.F | Institute for the Study of Labor | Hart, Robert A.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2010 Bibliography : p. 31-32Summary: We compare two policies of increasing British state pension provision: (a) increase the pensionable age of men and women, (b) maintain the existing retirement age but require older workers to work longer per-period hours. There are reasons for policy makers to give serious consideration to the under-researched alternative (b). First, from wage - hours contract theory we know that there are potential gains to both workers and firms of allowing hours to rise in work experience. Second, there is strong evidence that job satisfaction rises in age. Third, there has in any case been a significant overall increase in the hours supplied by older workers in the last two decades. We review the relevant theory, model the trade-off between later retirement versus increased work intensity, produce relevant background facts, and provide estimates of the policy trade-offs.Availability: (1)

Social theory, social policy and ageing : a critical introduction /

by Estes, Caroll | Biggs, Simon | Phillipson, Chris.

Publisher: Maidenhead, U.K. Open University Press 2003Description: vii, 191 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-183) and index.Summary: In this book, three leading social theorists of old age present a critical review of key theoretical developments and issues influencing the study of adult ageing. The authors explore contemporary trends in social policy drawing on the experience of ageing in the USA, Europe and an increasingly global environment. Particular attention is given to feminist perspectives on ageing, ethics and bio-medicine, successful and productive ageing, globalization and migration and the politics of ageing. Consideration is given in each case to the interaction between structural influences on social ageing and the experience of age and identity. The work ends with a manifesto for social theory, social policy and social change.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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The big picture : life, work and relationships in the 21st century. /

by Salt, Bernard.

Publisher: Prahran, Vic. Hardie Grant Books 2006Description: 294 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The impact of age and gender on prep children's academic achievements /

by Boardman, Margot.

Publisher: 2006Availability: No items available

The transition from work to retirement /

by Eichhorst, Werner | Institute for the Study of Labor.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2011 Bibliography pp. 21-23Summary: The European Employment Strategy has set the goal of raising the retirement age of workers in the EU through a strategy of 'active ageing'. Yet despite some progress over the last decade, empirical data show persistent diversity across EU member states. Institutional arrangements of social and labor market policies can be seen as the core factors behind cross-national diversity. Hence, institutional change is crucial to explain structural changes. The paper tries to assess the role of supranational policy initiatives and national politicoeconomic factors in shaping the transition from work to retirement in EU member states which is still governed by the national political economy. Taking the German case as an example in point, the paper shows the dynamic interaction between policy changes, in particular in benefit systems and activation, and changes in the approach of firms and workers to early retirement. Policy changes influence actors' behavior in the medium run and open up opportunities for subsequent reforms.Availability: (1)

Understanding the risks of social exclusion across the life course : working age adults without dependent children /

by Eldin Fahmy | Levitas, Ruth | Gordon, David | Patsios, Demi.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The University of Bristol 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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