Type of Content: Research
Subtype: Journal Article
Resource Title: The Proactive Shift in Managing an Older Workforce 2009–2017: A Latent Class Analysis of Organizational Policies
Publication Title: The Gerontologist (60)8: 1515–1526
Publish Date: December 2020
We found four clusters of organizations based on their practices regarding older workers—those trying to activate and develop their employees (active), focusing solely on exit measures (exit), implementing a combination of development, accommodating and exit measures (all), and practicing no age management (none). We find a major shift in employers’ approaches to aging workforces between 2009 and 2017, with strong decreases in those that offered no age management (47%–30%) and those focusing on exit measures (21%–6%), and an increase in active organizations (19%–52%). Active age management is no longer concentrated in large and developing organizations, but has become a standard human resources tool economy-wide.
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