Policy Dialogue on Mature Workers in Organisations: Emerging Policy Issues for a Productive Future

Jointly presented by CEPAR and the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) in the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU, the Policy Dialogue brought together Australian and international experts, policymakers, industry representatives and researchers to consider current and future challenges

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August 25, 2021

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Planned Retirement Timing in Europe: Are Europeans Adapting to the Policy of Extending Working Lives

This study investigates whether older workers have adapted their planned retirement age, as a result of this new policy credo.

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August 10, 2021

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Is Some Ageism Really Ableism

This animation explores the question whether some aspects of ageism are really hidden ableism.

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July 30, 2021

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Matching the Pieces: The Presence of Idiosyncratic Deals and Their Impact on Retirement Preferences Among Older Workers

Using confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling, this study examines five areas of I-deals (i.e., Task and Work Responsibilities, Workload Reduction, Schedule Flexibility, Location Flexibility, and Financial Incentives) and their relationships with retirement preferences among Swedish public-sector employees aged 55 years or older (n = 4,499).

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July 20, 2021

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Fewer Working-age People may Slow Economy. Will it Lift Pay?

A fundamental long-term drag on the working-age population is the exit of the enormous baby boom generation from the labor force. The number of people ages 65 and over will likely jump 30% over the next decade, Frey said.

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July 14, 2021

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Pensioner Employment, Well-Being, and Gender: Lessons from Russia

Encouraging pensioner employment is one answer to the challenge of aging societies. Employment positively influences the subjective well-being (SWB) of working-age populations, but the implications for pensioners, including variance by gender and occupational class, are unclear.

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CEPAR Online Symposium: Older Women and the Australian Workplace

Professor Taylor concluded that most women like their jobs, viewing their working environments as benign, but also emphasised the findings highlighted the problematical nature of devising effective public policy and advocacy for ‘older workers’.

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July 8, 2021

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Tapping into Australia’s Ageing Workforce: Insights from Recent Research

Employers need better strategies to seize the opportunities that an older workforce presents and turn it to their competitive advantage. Failing to adapt would be costly to individuals, firms, and society. Governments can help with a more strategic approach, continuing to support health, mainstream lifelong learning, and address shortcomings related to regulation, incentives, and labour market programs.

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June 24, 2021

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The Impact of Age Stereotypes and Age Norms on Employees’ Retirement Choices: A Neglected Aspect of Research on Extended Working Lives

How older workers and managers think and talk about age is another dynamic feature of decision making about retirement with implications for extending working lives.

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June 2, 2021

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Enabling Age at Work – How Ageism and Ableism Overlap in the Workplace

This report summarises research from a recent project conducted by researchers at the VU Amsterdam and the University of Kent and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council on perceptions of ageism and ableism among older workers and the impact these have on future plans for work.

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May 26, 2021

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