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Margaret E. Beier & Ruth Kanfer

In: The SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society

Chapter 6: Work Performance and the Older Worker

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Work Performance and the Older Worker
Work performance and the older worker
MargaretE.Beier and RuthKanfer

For the past two decades, demographers and social scientists have noted a plethora of new challenges associated with workforce aging in the US, Europe, and newly developed countries around the globe. As population and workforce aging trends up, the US and European countries have begun to re-evaluate and modify long-standing social policies and legislation regarding mandatory retirement age and the age at which benefits to older persons, such as Social Security, are provided. Workforce aging has also had an important influence in organizations, where anticipated retirements and shortages of replacement workers have led to increased adoption of changes in work design and work conditions. Flexible work policies and bridge employment opportunities represent ...

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