WORK AND AGEING
Economic security in older age, the raising of the pension age and the prevalence of long-term unemployment among mature age jobseekers have become a focus of policy debate.
The changing population balance between generations and the rediscovery of intergenerational rivalry as a social phenomenon mean that politicians need to discover solutions that are sustainable for all. Future research in this area wil look at alternative models to address populaiton ageing, comparative data on exclusion in later life and policy implications for community building across generations.
Undertaken in conjunction with the Work and economic security team
Existing policy responses to workforce age discrimination tend to focus on the role of employers in providing opportunities for older Australians. This research project by contrast focuses on employment services.
This study examined mature aged people's lived experience, pathways and outcomes of involuntary non-participation or underparticipation in paid work.
See also the Working well? Older workers, health and work project