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Gary A. Adams, Sarah DeArmond, Steve M. Jex & Jennica R. Webster

In: The SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society

Chapter 15: Older Workers, Occupational Stress and Safety

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Older Workers, Occupational Stress and Safety
Older workers, occupational stress and safety
GaryA.Adams, SarahDeArmond, SteveM.Jex and JennicaR.Webster
Older Workers Occupational Stress and Safety

A series of well-established demographic trends such as increased life expectancies and changing patterns of birthrates are bringing about an aging of the world's population (Kinsella & He, 2009). One of the key issues stemming from population aging is the aging of the workforce and older people's continued participation in paid work. Continued workforce participation among aging workers is currently being encouraged by a number of forces including social concerns, the needs of employing organizations and older workers themselves. At a societal level retaining older people in the workforce is at least partially driven by economic concerns about the viability of old age social insurance ...

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