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The SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society

The SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society

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September 2013 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Aging has emerged as a major and urgent issue for individuals, organisations and governments of our time.

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. Framed by an authoritative introductory chapter, the SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society offers a critical overview of the most significant themes and topics, with discussions of current research, theoretical controversies and emerging issues, divided into sections covering:

  • Key Issues and Challenges
  • The Aging Workforce
  • Managing an Aging Workforce
  • Living in an Aging Society
  • Developing Public Policy
Ronald Burke, Cary L. Cooper and John Field
The Aging Workforce: Individual, Organizational and Societal Opportunities and Challenges
Tommy Bengtsson and Kirk Scott
World Population in Historical Perspective
Florian Kunze and Stephan Boehm
Research on Age Diversity in the Workforce - Current Trends and Future Research Directions
Anne-Marie Guillemard
Prolonging working life in an aging world: A crossnational perspective on labor market and welfare policies toward active aging
John Field
Migration and workforce aging
Margaret E. Beier and Ruth Kanfer
Work Performance and the Older Worker
Cort W. Rudolph, Boris B. Baltes and Keith L. Zabel
Age and Work Motives
Kerr Inkson, Margaret Richardson and Carla Houkamau
New Patterns of Late-Career Employment
Celia Roberts, Maggie Mort and Christine Milligan
Care Work and New Technologies of Care for Older People Living at Home
Penny Vera-Sanso
Ageing, work and the demographic dividend in South Asia
Paul Fairlie
Age and Generational Differences in Work Psychology: Facts, Fictions, and Meaningful Work
Stephan Boehm, Heike Schröder, and Florian Kunze
Comparative Age Management: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Implications
Birgit Verworn, Christiane Hipp and Doreen
Demographic Challenges for Human Resource Management: Implications from Management and Psychological Theories
Richard A. Posthuma and Laura Guerrero
Age stereotypes in the workplace: multidimensionality, cross-cultural applications, and directions for future research
Gary A. Adams, Sarah DeArmond, Steve M. Jex and Jennica R. Webster
Older Workers, Occupational Stress and Safety
Yu-Shan Hsu
Training Older Workers: A Review
Tara Fenwick
Older Workers in the Professions: Learning Challenges and Strategies
Johannes Siegrist and Morten Wahrendorf
Quality of work, wellbeing, and retirement
Margaret B. Neal, Leslie B. Hammer, Ayala Malach Pines, Todd E. Bodner, and Melissa L. Cannon
Working Caregivers in the 'Sandwiched Generation'
Martin Kohli and Harald K nemund
The social connections of older Europeans
Stina Johansson
Engaging elders in community and society
Franz Kolland and Anna Wanka
Learning in later life
Yunan Chen, Jing Wen and Bo Xie
The role of social networking games in maintaining intergenerational communications for older adults
Elissa L. Perry, Apivat Hanvongse and Danut A. Casoinic
Making a case for the existence of generational stereotypes: a literature review and exploratory study
Chris Phillipson
Reconstructing work and retirement: Labour market trends and policy issues
Marvin Formosa
Policies for older adult learning: the case of the European Union
Jacquelyn Boone James, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Jennifer Kane Coplon, and Betty Eckhaus Cohen
Optimizing the Long Future of Aging: Beyond Involvement to Engagement
Bram Vanhoutte
The measurement of multiple dimensions of subjective well-being in later life
Malcolm Sargeant
Legal aspects of age discrimination

'The world is aging rapidly as declining birth rates, improved healthcare and greater longevity affect all the developed countries, and increasingly those in the global South. Yet as 'Aging, work and society' makes clear, governments, businesses and communities have done little to date to address the major implications that flow from pressure on healthcare systems, narrowing dependency ratios - with fewer working age adults needing to support ever growing older people- or the balance to be struck between keeping older people at work for longer without denying younger people opportunities for enhancement. In an impressive overview of the issues to be addressed, drawing on a wide range of intellectual disciplines, this handbook will make a major contribution to filling an evidence gap, and will surely stimulate new research to address the questions it raises'
Alan Tuckett
President of the International Council for Adult Education and Honorary Professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen

'The SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society is a leading authoritative resource on research and thinking about the aging workforce. This impressive handbook brings together a collection of leading scholars who provide a thorough and global treatment of all aspects of aging connected to work. The chapters not only provide comprehensive summaries of the research literature, but deal with policy implications as well. This book is a vital reference for policy makers and researchers alike' -
Paul Spector
Distinguished University Professor of I/O Psychology, University of South Florida

"...Academicians Field, Burke, and Cooper have edited this timely collection of research articles on the aging workforce, which focuses on literature reviews and public policy issues....All articles in the volume are based on literature from top-tier journals in business, sociology, and psychology....Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections."

G.E. Kaupins
Boise State University

This handbook offers an in-depth view of current understandings of ageing and the workplace, drawing on a broad range of fields, approaches and perspectives, and using these to draw best practices for management.  It has findings from many researchers who have approached their subjects from different disciplinary perspectives and national experiences. This handbook is highly recommended.

Si Peng
University of Edinburgh
Network - Magazine of the British Sociological Association

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