The Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging

ISBN : 9780195385052

Jerry W. Hedge; Walter C. Borman
744 Pages
187 x 254 mm
Pub date
Apr 2012
Oxford Library of Psychology
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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.


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

About the 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.

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