Understanding and preventing workforce vulnerabilities in midlife and beyond

01 January 2012

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


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.

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.

RESEARCH REPORT

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

INFOGRAPHICS

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

Michael McGann 2015, Mature age jobseekers infographic (PDF file, 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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