Older workers in Australia: A policy perspective

Syed, J. (2006) Older workers in Australia: A policy perspective. Journal of Economic and Social Policy, 11 (1). pp. 21-43. ISSN 1325-2224. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

The paper seeks to offer an objective assessment of Australian attitudes towards ageing and age discrimination, through an examination of the literature, the laws, and the current perspectives on workforce ageing. First, the paper offers an overview of demographic ageing and its possible implications for organisations and the overall society, which is then followed by an examination of older workers' issues from legal, socio-political, and employment perspectives. The analysis highlights that ageing policy in Australia is increasingly influenced by an orientation towards economic rationalism, which does not adequately address the social construct of ageing and its implications for older workers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Jawad Syed
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2008 20:05
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2011 23:32
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/3563 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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