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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)

Age discrimination : exposing the hidden barrier for mature age workers /

by SaratChandran, Priya | Australian Human Rights Commission | O'Connell, Karen | Rosenman, Elena.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 21-23Summary: The purpose of this paper is to look at and raise awareness and understanding of ageism and unlawful age discrimination against mature age workers within the workplace. This form of discrimination appears to sit quietly, it can go unnoticed and seems accepted. This paper aims to expose it. The paper explains what age discrimination and ageism are and what they can look like in Australian workplaces. It also outlines the often devastating impacts this form of discrimination can have on the lives of individuals, our communities and our nation as a whole. The paper explains how mechanisms, such as the Age Discrimination Act, can help to protect us from unlawful age discrimination and, more broadly, assist in tackling ageism within our community.Availability: (1)

Ageing and the barriers to labour force participation in Australia /

by Adair, Tim | National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre | Hosseini-Chavoshi, Meimanat.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2011 Bibliography pp. 35-38 Appendix p. 39Summary: The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) projects that, between 2011 and 2020, the number of persons aged 50 and over in Australia will increase by more than 22 per cent. By 2050, the number aged 50 and over will have increased by over 80 per cent, or by 6.4 million. In comparison, the number of persons aged 18 to 49 is projected to grow by just over 35 per cent by 2050. This important demographic change, ceteris paribus, implies a greater role for mature age Australians both economically and in society more generally.Availability: (1)

Barriers to mature age employment : final report of the Consultative Forum on Mature Age Participation /

by Temple, Jeromey | National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre | Adair, Tim.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2012 Prepared on behalf of the Consultative Forum on Mature Age Participation by National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre. Bibliography : p. 35-36Summary: Increasing mature age labour force participation is a key strategy open to policy makers to address the economic implications of Australia's ageing population. Encouragingly, Australia's level of mature age employment compared to other OECD countries has improved considerably in the past decade. However there remains room for continued improvement, to enable the economy to fully benefit from the skills and experience offered by mature age workers.Availability: (1)

Barriers to training for older workers and possible policy solutions. /

by Wooden, Mark | Curtain, Richard.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs 2001Description: x, 303 p. : ill.Notes: Bibliography: p. 289-304Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Do hiring subsidies reduce unemployment among the elderly? : evidence from two natural experiments /

by Boockmann, Bernhard | Centre for European Economic Research | Zwick, Thomas | Ammerm ller, Andreas | Maier, Michael.

Publisher: Mannheim, Germany Centre for European Economic Research 2007Description: PDF.Other title: Centre for European Economic Research. Discussion paper ; no..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: We estimate the effects of hiring subsidies for older workers on transitions from unemployment to employment in Germany. Using a natural experiment, our first set of estimates is based on a legal change extending the group of eligible unemployed persons. A subsequent legal change in the opposite direction is used to validate these results. Our data cover the population of unemployed jobseekers in Germany and was specifically made available for our purposes from administrative data. Consistent support for an employment effect of hiring subsidies can only be found for women in East Germany. Concerning other population groups, firms? hiring behavior is hardly influenced by the program and hiring subsidies mainly lead to deadweight effects.Availability: (1)

Entering the retirement zone : how much choice do individuals have? /

by Vickerstaff, Sarah.

Publisher: 2006Availability: No items available

Grey areas : age barriers to work in Commonwealth laws /

by Australian Law Reform Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Law Reform Commission 2012Description: 84 p.Other title: Australian Law Reform Commission. Issues paper ; no. 41.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references This Issues Paper reflects the law as at 1 April 2012Summary: This Issues Paper was released on 1 May 2012 to form a basis for consultation for the Age Barriers to Work Inquiry. It is intended to encourage informed community participation in the Inquiry by providing some background information and highlighting the issues so far identified by the ALRC as relevant with respect to each of the areas listed in the Terms of Reference. The ALRC invites individuals and organisations to make submissions in response to specific questions, or to any of the background material and analysis provided.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Older Australians : a working future? : the ageing population and work in the 21st century

by Sheen, Veronica | Council on the Ageing (Australia) | Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Committee for Economic Development of Australia and Council on the Ageing (Australia) 2000Description: 31 p. : ill.Notes: "..paper by Veronica Sheen" p. 2 Special issue --cover Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Older workers : learning from three international experiences. /

by Riach, Kathleen.

Publisher: 2006Availability: No items available

Older workers : research readings /

by Griffin, Tabatha (ed.) | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Beddie, Francesca (ed.).

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: 112 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references Contents : Introduction/Georgina Atkinson and Francesca Beddie -- Making the most of mature minds: issues, trends and challenges in making active ageing a reality/Jasper van Loo -- Employment at older ages in Australia: determinants and trends/Peter McDonald -- Ageism and age discrimination in the labour market and employer responses/Philip Taylor -- Economics of population ageing: Australia may not have a labour supply problem, but recent superannuation reforms have not helped/Bruce Headey -- Understanding mature-age workforce participation in Australia /Helen Kimberley and Dina Bowman --Older workers, employability and tertiary education and training/Stephen Billett. INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: One of the significant challenges facing Australia is the ageing of the population. This challenge has led policy-makers to consider how older workers can be kept in the workforce. To help generate discussion on older workers, NCVER commissioned six researchers to draft essays on various issues around keeping older Australians engaged with the workforce. These essays, and responses by six additional discussants, were presented at a roundtable held in Canberra in May 2011. Themes to arise from the roundtable included the need to consider the diversity of older workers, the challenges of low literacy and numeracy skills for some older workers, discrimination and stereotypes, and the recognition that not all older workers want to keep working.Availability: (1)

Older workers in Australia : a policy perspective /

by Syed, Jawad.

Publisher: 2006Availability: No items available

Past it at 40? : a grassroots view of ageism and discrimination in employment. /

by SMA Associates.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2002Description: v, 61 p.Notes: A report undertaken for the Third Age Foundation by SMA Associates, a specialist organisation focusing on socioeconomic and regeneration issues, poverty and social exclusion. Researchers: Margaret Bass (jobseekers) ; Kemal Ahson (employers) Writer: Lucy Gaster ; Third Age Foundation: Sylvia Francis.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Reskilling for encore careers for (what were once) retirement years /

by Figgis, Jane | AAAJ Consulting Group.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2012Description: PDF.Other title: National Vocational Education and Training Research and.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2012 Bibliography pp. 39-41Summary: Encouraging older workers to stay in the workforce has become a policy priority. At the same time, the life expectancy of Australians has increased dramatically over the past several decades, effectively inserting a new stage in the life course, often called the 'third age'. This report explores the possibility of using that third age to embark on an encore career, a concept originating in the United States. The author then focuses on the role the VET sector might play in developing encore careers in Australia.Availability: (1)

Sidelined! : workforce participation and non-participation among baby boomers in Australia /

by Bowman, Dina | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Kimberley, Helen.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: x, 37 p. : graphs.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF | Summary Notes: Includes " Sidelined! : workforce participation and non-participation among baby boomers in Australia : research summary."Summary: Sidelined! reports on a qualitative study that provides insight into the contours and experience of mature-age workforce participation in Australia. This study highlighted the widespread and damaging nature of involuntary non-participation and under-participation for older people.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The decline of employment among older people in Britain. /

by Campbell, Nigel.

Publisher: London, U.K. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics 1999Description: v, 75 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Older men have experienced the largest falls in employment over the last twenty years. Two-fifths of men aged between 55 and 65 are without work, compared to one-fifth in 1979, equivalent to 600,000 fewer jobs. Older women have not shared in the general rise of female employment. This paper analyses the Labour Force Survey and the first six waves of the British Household Panel Survey to examine why older people's employment has fallen, which groups have been most affected, and whether these trends are likely to continue. The people most likely to leave the labour market are either (a) in the bottom quartile of the wage distribution or (b) with wages in the top half but who are also members of an occupational pension scheme. Once displaced, few older people return to work. There are instead significant transitions between unemployment, long-term sickness and retirement, almost always weakening attachment to the labour market. Furthermore, falling male employment seems to be part of an ongoing trend, rather than simply affecting one unfortunate generation.Availability: (1)

The elephant in the room : age discrimination in employment /

by National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre.

Publisher: Braddon, A.C.T. National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2011 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: There is no doubt that older workers make a massive contribution to Australia's economy. An earlier report released by the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre, Still Putting In, showed that older workers contributed Availability: (1)

Understanding mature-age workforce participation in Australia /

by Kimberley, Helen | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Bowman, Dina.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A.Older workers: research readings edited by Tabatha Griffin and Francesca Beddie, 2011 2011Description: pp. 84-96.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Indexed chapter by Helen Kimberley and Dina Bowman, Research and Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Part of a body of work commissioned by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, this paper addresses the factors affecting the mature-age workforce and consequently reflects the particular focus of the agency on strategies to prevent poverty and disadvantage. Using a multi-method approach, the issue of involuntary non-participation or underemployment is highlighted. The paper begins by highlighting the low level of workforce participation among mature-age people (45-64) in Australia, where the focus of concern is the impact on economic growth, in particular the notion of 'the disappearing taxpayer' (a smaller workforce meeting growing costs). The study critiques this approach and reviews the range of issues which contribute to the capacity of individuals to remain in the workforce and takes a life-course perspective on the generational influences that shape the patterns and experience of people's lives.Availability: (2)

Valuing and keeping older workers : a case study of what workers think about ageing, retirement and age-friendly workplace strategies /

by National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre.

Publisher: Braddon, ACT National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre 2010Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 Includes bibliographical references This report summarises research conducted by Dr Tui McKeown and Mr Michael Elbaz from the Department of Management at Monash University.Summary: The Australian Government used the Intergenerational Report to announce the 'Productive Ageing Package' of measures designed 'to retain the expertise of older Australians in the workforce and transfer it to younger Australians'. But how much do we really know about how amenable older workers would be to employer strategies and public policies designed to encourage them to remain on the job. By using a case study of a Melbourne company with a workforce of more than 1,000 people, this project set out to explore whether there were any differences between younger and older employees in their views of ageing, retirement and attitudes towards initiatives established by organisations to retain them. This report highlights significant differences in the views and actions of older workers and younger workers and reveals some of the inherent tensions produced by human resource initiatives which differentiate and focus on specific worker cohorts.Availability: (1)

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