Aging and Work in the 21st Century

Aging and Work in the 21st Century



The aging of baby boomers, along with the predicted decrease of the available labor pool, will place increased scrutiny and emphasis on issues relating to an aging workforce. Furthermore, future economic downturns will place strong pressure on older workers to remain in the workforce, and on retirees to seek employment again. Aging and Work in the 21st Century reviews, summarizes, and integrates existing literature from various disciplines with regard to aging and work. Chapter authors, all leading experts within their respective areas, provide recommendations for future research, practice, and/or public policy.



Publication Date



Taylor & Francis (Routledge)


Mahwah, N.J.


Business | Business Administration, Management, and Operations


Table of Contents

Editors' overview / Gary A. Adams and Kenneth S. Shultz

The demography of aging and work / Dawn Alley and Eileen Crimmins

Low-income older workers / Mary Anne Taylor and Holly A. Geldhauser

Diversity issues for an aging workforce / Caren Goldberg

An expanded view of age bias in the workplace / Lisa M. Finkelstein and Sara K. Farrell

Employee age and performance in organizations / Jeanette N. Cleveland and Audrey S. Lim

Age and work attitudes / Janet Barnes-Farrell and Russell A. Matthews

Employee development and training issues related to the aging workforce / Todd J. Maurer

Career mobility and career stability among older workers / Daniel C. Feldman

Aging and occupational health / Steve M. Jex, Mo Wang, and Anna Zarubin

Age and technology for work / Neil Charness, Sara Czaja, and Joseph Sharit

Aging and work/family issues / Boris B. Baltes and Lindsey M. Young

Examining retirement from a multi-level perspective / Terry A. Beehr and Misty M. Bennett

In search of a unifying paradigm for understanding aging and work in the 21st century / Kenneth S. Shultz and Gary A. Adams

Aging and Work in the 21st Century