Understanding age and the labour market

16th June 2015, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

An ageing society brings new challenges in terms of fair distribution of opportunity and risk among and across generations.The Joseph Rowntree Fund’s ‘Generations, work and poverty’ programme seeks to inform policy and practice by gathering evidence, especially on the impact of ageing on those at the bottom of the labour market, in low-paid or low-skilled work. This study investigated the role that age and generation play in employment, and

Work preferences after 50

17th June 2014, Eurofound

This Eurofound policy brief highlights findings on a specific topic from Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) that is of particular interest from a policy perspective. It brings results of the analysis of these data together with evidence from other Eurofound projects to formulate a number of policy pointers. The focus of this policy brief is the weekly working time preferences of people aged 50 and over.

Researchers study the effects of work on ageing

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Peer Groups, Employment Status and Depressive Symptoms Among Older Adults in Ireland

4th March 2014, Journal of Population Ageing

Research has shown that employment status, such as being unemployed or retired, can be related to well-being. In addition, the direction and size of these relationships can be influenced by the employment status of one’s peer group. Read more here (access may require subscription)

Age Immaterial: Women over 50 in the workplace

27th February 2014, Trade Union Congress

A rigid workplace culture is making it difficult for older women to balance their careers with caring responsibilities, leading to decades of low pay at the end of their working lives and poverty in retirement, acording to a TUC report launched Thursday, 27 March, 2014.

Older carers and work

13th January 2014, National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre (Australia)

Caring responsibilities limit the ability of many older people to work and older carers can face challenges both in the workplace and in finding work, according to new research from the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre (Australia).