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Wendy Loretto, Sarah Vickerstaff, and Philip J. White

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424181

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424181.001.0001

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The future for older workers: opportunities and constraints

The future for older workers: opportunities and constraints

(p.203) Twelve The future for older workers: opportunities and constraints
The future for older workers

Sarah Vickerstaff

Wendy Loretto

Phil White

Policy Press

This chapter reviews common and emerging themes from the chapters in this book and points to what are likely to be the key issues for older workers, their employers and their governments in the coming decades. The chapter begins by providing an initial assessment of the concerns, problems and opportunities expressed by the chapters. The first section of the chapter discusses the government policy and legislative developments that are transforming the employment landscape for older people. The second section considers the perspectives of the employers regarding the threats and opportunities associated with an ageing workforce. The third section assesses what the older individuals aspire for themselves. The last section concludes on the main opportunities and constraints that the ageing workforce implies.

Keywords:   older workers, employers, government policy, legislative developments, ageing workforce

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