The ageing workforce: Australian policies in an historical context

Syed, Jawad (2006) The ageing workforce: Australian policies in an historical context. International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 5 (6). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1447-9532. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

Based on an historical analysis of political policies and welfare systems, the paper suggests that ageing policy in Australia has been generally shaped by an orientation towards economic rationalism and the socio-political contexts of older workers. Longstanding perceptions related to age no longer reflect the realities of an ageing workforce; thus the future capacity of a nation to manage its future labour is at stake. Socio-political transformations in the past have demonstrated that the key political players in Australia have been shifting their agendas for economic-political convenience, which can only suggest an ambgiuous future for older workers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: J.S.N. Syed
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 11:22
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2014 09:03
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/3565 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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