The Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging

Hardcover | March 30, 2012

EditorJerry W. Hedge, Walter C. Borman

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The area of work and aging is complex and multi-faceted. Its foundation is formed by a wide array of disciplines that both contribute to the complexity of its understanding, and offer fertile promise for research, development, and application in the years ahead. With an ever-growing populationof older workers, many of whom are suggesting they will likely continue to work past traditional retirement age, it becomes all the more important that we increase our efforts to develop a more thorough understanding of older workers, the nature of their interactions with work and the organizationsfor which they work, and the process of transitioning to retirement. Clearly, there are huge societal and global challenges that will both inform and influence research and application at the individual and organizational levels.The Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging examines the aging workforce from an individual worker, organization, and societal perspective, and offers both an integration of current cross-disciplinary knowledge, and a roadmap for where research and application should be focused in the future to addressissues of an aging workforce. The volume is divided into six core sections: demography, theoretical and methodological issues, the older worker, organizational strategies for an older workforce, individual and organizational perspectives on work and retirement, and societal perspectives with anaging workforce. Bringing together seasoned authors from diverse academic and professional backgrounds, new approaches to recruiting, workplace flexibility, and the right mix of benefits and incentives are presented as a way of engaging an older workforce.

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The area of work and aging is complex and multi-faceted. Its foundation is formed by a wide array of disciplines that both contribute to the complexity of its understanding, and offer fertile promise for research, development, and application in the years ahead. With an ever-growing populationof older workers, many of whom are suggesti...

Jerry W. Hedge, Ph.D., is currently a program director and senior research manager within the Social and Statistical Sciences group at RTI International. Walter C. Borman, Ph.D., is currently Chief Scientist of Personnel Decisions Research Institutes and is Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of South Fl...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:768 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:March 30, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Section I. Introduction1. Jerry W. Hedge and Walter C. Borman: Work and Aging: IntroductionSection II. Demographic Perspectives2. David R Phillips and Oi-ling Siu: Global Aging and Aging Workers3. Victoria Albright: Workforce Demographics in the U. S.: Occupational Trends, Work Rates, and Retirement Projections in the U.S.4. Vegard Skirbekk, Elke Loichinger, Bilal F. Barakat: The Aging of the Workforce in European Countries: Demographic Trends, Retirement Projections, and Retirement Policies5. Paul T. Van Katwyk: The Changing Workforce Demographics in Asia Pacific: A Diversity of Work and Retirement Trends6. Steven F. Cronshaw: Aging Workforce Demographics in Canada: Occupational Trends, Work Rates, and Retirement ProjectionsSection III. Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives on Workforce7. Boris B. Baltes, Cort W. Rudolph, and Annie C. Bal: A Review of Aging Theories and Modern Work Perspectives8. Thomas W. H. Ng and Daniel C. Feldman: Aging and Participation in Career Development Activities9. Brendan M. Baird, Lindsay Pitzer, Alissa Russell, and Cindy S. Bergeman: Studying the Aging Worker: Research Designs and Methodologies10. Alexander R. Schwall: Defining Age, and Using Age-relevant Constructs11. Elissa L. Perry, Gina Dokko, and Frank D. Golom: The Aging Worker and Person-Environment FitSection IV. The Older Worker12. Julie A. Maertens, Stefanie E. Putter, Peter Y. Chen, Manfred Diehl, and Yueng-Hsiang (Emily) Huang: Physical Capabilities and Occupational Health of Older Workers13. Tracey E. Rizzuto, Katie E. Cherry, and Jared A. LeDoux: The Aging Process and Cognitive Capabilities14. Eric D. Heggestad and Ashley M. Andrew: Aging, Personality and Work Attitudes15. Michael A. McDaniel, Bryan J. Pesta, and George C. Banks: Job Performance and the Aging Worker16. Richard A. Posthuma, Mar!a Fernanda Garc!a and Michael A. Campion: Age Stereotypes and Workplace Age Discrimination: A Framework for Future Research17. Ute-Christine Klehe, Jessie Koen, and Irene E. De Pater: Ending on the scrap heap? The experience of job-loss and job-search among older workers18. Lori Foster Thompson and Christopher B. Mayhorn: Aging Workers and TechnologySection V. Organizational Strategies for an Older Workforce19. Martin M. Greller: Workforce Planning with an Aging Workforce20. Filip Lievens, Greet Van Hoye, Hannes Zacher: Recruiting/Hiring of Older Workers21. Cheryl Paullin and Deborah L. Whetzel: Retention Strategies and Older Workers22. Lloyd Baird and Darrell Griffin: Dynamic Learning: Discovering, Applying, and Updating Knowledge Faster than the Speed of Change23. Margaret E. Beier, Mark S. Teachout, and Cody B. Cox: The Training and Development of an Aging Workforce24. Sven Voelpel, Anne Sauer, and Torsten Biemann: Career Planning for Mid- and Late-Career Workers25. Joseph Sharit and Sara J. Czaja: Job Design and Re-design for Older Workers26. Arlene Pace Green, Laura Mastrangelo Eigel, Jacquelyn Boone James, Danielle Hartmann, and Katie Malter: Multiple Generations in the Workplace: Exploring the Research, Influence of Stereotypes, and Organizational ApplicationsSection VI. Perspectives on Work and Retirement27. Tammy D. Allen and Kristen M. Shockley: Older Workers and Work-Family Issues28. Helen Dennis and Kathryn E. Thomas: Retirement Planning: New Context, Process, Language and Players29. Phyllis Moen: Retirement Dilemmas and Decisions30. Mo Wang: Health, Fiscal, and Psychological Well-Being in RetirementSection VII. Societal Perspective on Work and Retirement31. Lauren Eyster, Demetra Smith Nightingale, and Jacqueline Nidoh: Aging Workers, Demographic Subgroups, and Differential Work and Retirement Opportunities32. Arthur Gutman: Age-based Laws, Rules and Regulations in the United States33. Sewin Chan: The Fiscal Challenge of an Aging Population in the U. S.34. Marilyn Moon: Entitlement Programs, Retirement-related Policies and Governmental Politics35. Tay K. McNamara, Joelle M. Sano, and John B. Williamson: The Pros and Cons of Pro-Work Policies and Programs for Older WorkersSection VIII. Thoughts and Future Directions36. Jerry W. Hedge and Walter C. Borman: Advancing Research and Application in Work and Aging