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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

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

Amanda Griffiths

Policy Press

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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