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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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Healthy work for older workers: work design and management factors

Healthy work for older workers: work design and management factors

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(p.121) Eight Healthy work for older workers: work design and management factors
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The future for older workers
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Amanda Griffiths

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424181.003.0008

This chapter focuses on work design and management factors, in particular on the relationships between work performance and age, between work-related stress and age, and between work-related health and age. It also explores what is needed to be done in order to harness potential, and protect the health of older workers. While many interpret a desire to keep workers working for longer as concerning those ages over sixty or sixty-five, there remains considerable scope for encouraging a substantial proportion of workers who retire at fifty or fifty-five to remain in the labour force. This may be achieved by improving and making work more attractive and a less stressful experience for older workers.

Keywords:   work design, management factors, work performance, age, harness the potential, protect the health, older workers

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