Current and Emerging Trends in Aging and Work

Editors: Czaja, Sara J., Sharit, Joseph, James, Jacquelyn B. (Eds.)

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  • Addresses a topic that is of high social and economic relevance in the United States and other countries throughout the world
  • Includes a range of topics not typically covered in books on aging and work, such as: work and family caregiving, teamwork, and technology
  • Addresses several policy issues that are important to current and future generations of aging workers
  • Features authors who represent a variety of disciplines and perspectives and are renowned in their respective fields
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This timely volume provides an up-to-date and comprehensive summary about what is known about aging and work and addresses the challenges and opportunities confronting older workers and organizations. The authors describe current and emerging topics related to work and aging adults such as working in teams, the increasing diversity of the labor force, work and caregiving, the implications of technology for an aging workforce, and health and wellness issues. The authorship is international; the authors are renowned for their respective work in the topical areas and represent a broad range of disciplines within academia, as well as offer perspectives from government and policy.

Jobs, organizations, the labor market, and the workforce are experiencing dramatic change. Workers of all ages, including older workers, need to interact with the wide variety of ubiquitous technologies that are reshaping work processes, job content, work settings, communication strategies, and the delivery of training, and this book aims to update readers on the particular issues facing today’s aging adults in the workplace.

The chapters’ broad and inclusive scope encompasses:

  • Workplace aging and jobs in the 21st century
  • The retirement income security outlook for older workers
  • Population aging, age discrimination, and age discrimination protections
  • Older workers and the contemporary labor market
  • The role of aging, age diversity, and age heterogeneity within teams
  • The intersection of family caregiving and work

Current and Emerging Trends in Aging and Work is relevant to a broad audience of academic researchers, practitioners, and students in psychology, sociology, management, engineering (industrial and human factors), the health sciences, gerontology/geriatrics, and public health. It is also a useful resource for government and policy leaders, as well as workers and managers in the public and private sectors.


About the authors

Sara J. Czaja, PhD, is Director at the Center on Aging and Behavioral Research in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, New York, USA.

Joseph Sharit, PhD, is Research Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Professor (secondary appointment) in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Anesthesiology at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida, USA.

Jacquelyn B. James, PhD, is Co-Director of the Center on Aging and Work and Research Professor in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA.



Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Setting the Stage: Workplace and Demographic Trends

    Pages 3-11

    Czaja, Sara J.

  • Workplace Aging and Jobs in the Twenty-First Century

    Pages 13-32

    Beier, Margaret E. (et al.)

  • Leveraging Aging Workforce and Age Diversity to Achieve Organizational Goals: A Human Resource Management Perspective

    Pages 33-58

    Froidevaux, Ariane (et al.)

  • Integrating the German and US Perspective on Organizational Practices for Later Life Work: The Later Life Work Index

    Pages 59-79

    Wilckens, Max R. (et al.)

  • Time for a Twenty-First Century Understanding of Older Workers, Aging, and Discrimination

    Pages 83-100

    Ventrell-Monsees, Cathy

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eBook $89.00
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24134-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Current and Emerging Trends in Aging and Work
Editors
  • Sara J. Czaja
  • Joseph Sharit
  • Jacquelyn B. James
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24135-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24135-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24134-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 463
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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