The Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging (Oxford Library of Psychology)

The Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging (Oxford Library of Psychology)

By: Walter C. Borman (editor), Jerry W. Hedge (editor)Hardback

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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 population of 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 organizations for 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 address issues 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 an aging 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.

About Author

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 Florida.


Contents ; Section I. Introduction ; 1. Work and Aging: Introduction ; Jerry W. Hedge and Walter C. Borman ; Section II. Demographic Perspectives ; 2. Global Aging and Aging Workers ; David R Phillips and Oi-ling Siu ; 3. Workforce Demographics in the U. S.: Occupational Trends, Work Rates, and Retirement Projections in the U.S. ; Victoria Albright ; 4. The Aging of the Workforce in European Countries: Demographic Trends, Retirement Projections, and Retirement Policies ; Vegard Skirbekk, Elke Loichinger, Bilal F. Barakat ; 5. The Changing Workforce Demographics in Asia Pacific: A Diversity of Work and Retirement Trends ; Paul T. Van Katwyk ; 6. Aging Workforce Demographics in Canada: Occupational Trends, Work Rates, and Retirement Projections ; Steven F. Cronshaw ; Section III. Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives on Workforce Aging ; 7. A Review of Aging Theories and Modern Work Perspectives ; Boris B. Baltes, Cort W. Rudolph, and Annie C. Bal ; 8. Aging and Participation in Career Development Activities ; Thomas W. H. Ng and Daniel C. Feldman ; 9. Studying the Aging Worker: Research Designs and Methodologies ; Brendan M. Baird, Lindsay Pitzer, Alissa Russell, & Cindy S. Bergeman ; 10. Defining Age, and Using Age-relevant Constructs ; Alexander R. Schwall ; 11. The Aging Worker and Person-Environment Fit ; Elissa L. Perry, Gina Dokko, and Frank D. Golom ; Section IV. The Older Worker ; 12. Physical Capabilities and Occupational Health of Older Workers ; Julie A. Maertens, Stefanie E. Putter, Peter Y. Chen, Manfred Diehl, and Yueng-Hsiang (Emily) Huang ; 13. The Aging Process and Cognitive Capabilities ; Tracey E. Rizzuto, Katie E. Cherry, and Jared A. LeDoux ; 14. Aging, Personality and Work Attitudes ; Eric D. Heggestad and Ashley M. Andrew ; 15. Job Performance and the Aging Worker ; Michael A. McDaniel, Bryan J. Pesta, and George C. Banks ; 16. Age Stereotypes and Workplace Age Discrimination: A Framework for Future Research ; Richard A. Posthuma, Maria Fernanda Garcia and Michael A. Campion ; 17. Ending on the scrap heap? The experience of job-loss and job-search among older workers ; Ute-Christine Klehe, Jessie Koen, and Irene E. De Pater ; 18. Aging Workers and Technology ; Lori Foster Thompson and Christopher B. Mayhorn ; Section V. Organizational Strategies for an Older Workforce ; 19. Workforce Planning with an Aging Workforce ; Martin M. Greller ; 20. Recruiting/Hiring of Older Workers ; Filip Lievens, Greet Van Hoye, Hannes Zacher ; 21. Retention Strategies and Older Workers ; Cheryl Paullin and Deborah L. Whetzel ; 22. Dynamic Learning: Discovering, Applying, and Updating Knowledge Faster than the Speed of Change ; Lloyd Baird and Darrell Griffin ; 23. The Training and Development of an Aging Workforce ; Margaret E. Beier, Mark S. Teachout, and Cody B. Cox ; 24. Career Planning for Mid- and Late-Career Workers ; Sven Voelpel, Anne Sauer, and Torsten Biemann ; 25. Job Design and Re-design for Older Workers ; Joseph Sharit and Sara J. Czaja ; 26. Multiple Generations in the Workplace: Exploring the Research, Influence of Stereotypes, and Organizational Applications ; Arlene Pace Green, Laura Mastrangelo Eigel, Jacquelyn Boone James, Danielle Hartmann, and Katie Malter ; Section VI. Perspectives on Work and Retirement ; 27. Older Workers and Work-Family Issues ; Tammy D. Allen and Kristen M. Shockley ; 28. Retirement Planning: New Context, Process, Language and Players ; Helen Dennis and Kathryn E. Thomas ; 29. Retirement Dilemmas and Decisions ; Phyllis Moen ; 30. Health, Fiscal, and Psychological Well-Being in Retirement ; Mo Wang ; Section VII. Societal Perspective on Work and Retirement ; 31. Aging Workers, Demographic Subgroups, and Differential Work and Retirement Opportunities ; Lauren Eyster, Demetra Smith Nightingale, and Jacqueline Nidoh ; 32. Age-based Laws, Rules and Regulations in the United States ; Arthur Gutman ; 33. The Fiscal Challenge of an Aging Population in the U. S. ; Sewin Chan ; 34. Entitlement Programs, Retirement-related Policies and Governmental Politics ; Marilyn Moon ; 35. The Pros and Cons of Pro-Work Policies and Programs for Older Workers ; Tay K. McNamara, Joelle M. Sano, and John B. Williamson ; Section VIII. Thoughts and Future Directions ; 36. Advancing Research and Application in Work and Aging ; Jerry W. Hedge and Walter C. Borman

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  • ISBN13: 9780195385052
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 744
  • ID: 9780195385052
  • weight: 1456
  • ISBN10: 0195385055

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