The SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society, 1st Edition

  • John Field
  • Published By: Sage UK
  • ISBN-10: 1446294153
  • ISBN-13: 9781446294154
  • DDC: 331.398
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 560 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Aging has emerged as a major and urgent issue for individuals, organisations and governments of our time. Current concerns focus on the implications of aging for economic competitiveness, innovation, public services, health and well-being and education, as well as the implications for relationships and financial transfers between the generations. And this is a truly global phenomenon, affecting not only North America and Europe, but also many Asian societies such as Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong, Australasia and some Latin American societies. In this well-timed and comprehensive handbook, key international contributors to the field of study come together to create a definitive map of the subject, which will act as a true touchstone text for academics, graduate students, business leaders, and public sector managers and leaders.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors.
Notes on Contributors.
1: The Aging Workforce: Individual, Organizational and Societal Opportunities and Challenges.
2: Key Issues and Challenges.
3: World Population in Historical Perspective.
4: Research on Age Diversity in the Workforce: Current Trends and Future Research Directions.
5: Prolonging Working Life in an Aging world: A Cross-national Perspective on Labor Market and Welfare Policies Toward Active Aging.
6: Migration and Workforce Aging.
7: The Aging Workforce.
8: Work Performance and the Older Worker.
9: Age and Work Motives.
10: New Patterns of Late-Career Employment.
11: Care Work and New Technologies of Care for Older People Living at Home.
12: Aging, Work and the Demographic Dividend in South Asia.
13: Age and Generational Differences in Work Psychology: Facts, Fictions, and Meaningful Work.
14: Managing an Aging Workforce.
15: Comparative Age Management: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Implications.
16: Demographic Challenges for Human Resource Management: Implications from Management and Psychological Theories.
17: Age Stereotypes in the Workplace: Multidimensionality, Cross-cultural Applications, and Directions for Future Research.
18: Older Workers, Occupational Stress and Safety.
19: Training Older Workers: A Review.
20: Older Workers in the Professions: Learning Challenges and Strategies.
21: Quality of Work, Wellbeing, and Retirement.
22: Living in an Aging Society.
23: Working Caregivers in the ‘Sandwiched Generation’.
24: The Social Connections of Older Europeans.
25: Engaging Elders in Community and Society.
26: Learning in Later Life.
27: The Role of Social Networking Games in Maintaining Intergenerational Communications for Older Adults.
28: Making a Case for the Existence of Generational Stereotypes: A Literature Review and Exploratory Study.
29: Developing Public Policy.
30: Reconstructing Work and Retirement: Labour Market Trends and Policy Issues.
31: Policies for Older Adult Learning: The Case of the European Union.
32: Optimizing the Long Future of Aging: Beyond Involvement to Engagement.
33: The Measurement of Multiple Dimensions of Subjective Well-being in Later Life.
34: Legal Aspects of Age Discrimination.