This study examines mature aged people's lived experience, pathways and outcomes of involuntary non-participation or underparticipation in paid work.

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Project team

Chief investigators: Professor Alan Duncan, Professor Simon Biggs

Partner investigators: Dr Dina Bowman, Dr Helen Kimberley

Research fellow: Dr Michael McGann

PhD student: Arti Appanah

    Funding source

    ARC linkage study with Jobs Australia, Curtin University, University of Melbourne, NATSEM University of Canberra and the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

    Research report

    Too old to work, too young to retire report (PDF, 787 KB)

    Publications

    Articles in Social Policy and Society, vol. 15, no. 4:

    'Introduction: policy responses to ageing and the extension of working lives' (pp. 607–610)

    'The netherworld between work and retirement' (pp. 625–36)

    'Activation and active ageing? Mature-age jobseekers' experience of employment services' (pp. 647–58)

    'Some useful sources' (pp. 691–4)

      Journal articles

      Michael McGann, Rachel Ong, Dina Bowman, Alan Duncan, Helen Kimberley, and Simon Biggs 2016, 'Gendered ageism in Australia: changing perceptions of age discrimination among older men and women', Economic Papers, Published online 26 September. DOI: 10.1111/1759-3441.12155

      Simon Biggs, Michael McGann, Dina Bowman and Helen Kimberley 2016, 'Work, health and the commodification of life's time: reframing work–life balance and the promise of a long life', Ageing and Society, FirstView article, published online 23 May.

      Michael McGann, Helen Kimberley, Dina Bowman and Simon Biggs 2016, 'The netherworld between work and retirement', Social Policy and Society, FirstView article, published online 3 June.

      Dina Bowman, Michael McGann, Helen Kimberley and Simon Biggs 2016, 'Rusty, invisible and threatening: ageing, capital and employability', Work Employment & Society, first published online 7 June

      Dina Bowman, Michael McGann, Helen Kimberley and Simon Biggs 2016, 'Activation and active ageing? Mature-age jobseekers' experience of employment services', Social Policy and Society, FirstView article, published online 20 June.

      Infographics

      Michael McGann 2015, Ageism and employment infographic (PDF, 84 KB)

      Michael McGann 2015, Mature age jobseekers infographic (PDF, 85 KB)

        Working paper

        Michael McGann, Rachel Ong, Dina Bowman, Alan Duncan, Helen Kimberley and Simon Biggs, A gendered analysis of age discrimination among older jobseekers in Australia , Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Working Paper 16/01, Curtin University, Perth

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