The SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society
- John Field - University of Stirling, UK
- Ronald J Burke - York University, Canada
- Cary L Cooper - Manchester Business School, UK
Organization Studies (General) | Sociology of Age | Sociology of Work
In this well-timed and comprehensive handbook, key international contributors to the field of study come together to create a definitive map of the subject. Framed by an authoritative introductory chapter, the SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society offers a critical overview of the most significant themes and topics, with discussions of current research, theoretical controversies and emerging issues, divided into sections covering:
- Key Issues and Challenges
- The Aging Workforce
- Managing an Aging Workforce
- Living in an Aging Society
- Developing Public Policy
'The world is aging rapidly as declining birth rates, improved healthcare and greater longevity affect all the developed countries, and increasingly those in the global South. Yet as 'Aging, work and society' makes clear, governments, businesses and communities have done little to date to address the major implications that flow from pressure on healthcare systems, narrowing dependency ratios - with fewer working age adults needing to support ever growing older people- or the balance to be struck between keeping older people at work for longer without denying younger people opportunities for enhancement. In an impressive overview of the issues to be addressed, drawing on a wide range of intellectual disciplines, this handbook will make a major contribution to filling an evidence gap, and will surely stimulate new research to address the questions it raises'
President of the International Council for Adult Education and Honorary Professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen
'The SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society is a leading authoritative resource on research and thinking about the aging workforce. This impressive handbook brings together a collection of leading scholars who provide a thorough and global treatment of all aspects of aging connected to work. The chapters not only provide comprehensive summaries of the research literature, but deal with policy implications as well. This book is a vital reference for policy makers and researchers alike' -
Distinguished University Professor of I/O Psychology, University of South Florida
"...Academicians Field, Burke, and Cooper have edited this timely collection of research articles on the aging workforce, which focuses on literature reviews and public policy issues....All articles in the volume are based on literature from top-tier journals in business, sociology, and psychology....Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections."
This handbook offers an in-depth view of current understandings of ageing and the workplace, drawing on a broad range of fields, approaches and perspectives, and using these to draw best practices for management. It has findings from many researchers who have approached their subjects from different disciplinary perspectives and national experiences. This handbook is highly recommended.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - The Aging Workforce: Individual, Organizational and Societal Opportu