Ageing and employment prospects: the case of Slovenian unemployed workers

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Author: Redek, Tjasa; Susjan, Andrej

Abstract:

This paper analyses the perceptions of older unemployed in Slovenian labour market. The empirical results are based on a survey, which was conducted in April 2009. The results show that even 52 per cent of older unemployed workers believe that they have been victims of age discrimination. They believe that age is a disadvantage when seeking work. The consequences of perceived discrimination are most often that the individuals do not apply for a job, because they feel that they would not be chosen, a highly undesirable result in an ageing population. The analysis is one of the few of its kind in the region. It also offers important policy conclusions and potential for future research.

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This paper analyses the perceptions of older unemployed in Slovenian labour market. The empirical results are based on a survey, which was conducted in April 2009. The results show that even 52 per cent of older unemployed workers believe that they have been victims of age discrimination. They believe that age is a disadvantage when seeking work. The consequences of perceived discrimination are most often that the individuals do not apply for a job, because they feel that they would not be chosen, a highly undesirable result in an ageing population. The analysis is one of the few of its ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Labour market; Equity

Keywords: Ageing workforce; Older worker; Unemployed; Unemployment; Discrimination; Job searching

Geographic subjects: Slovenia; Europe

Published: Rome, Italy: Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research, 2012

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http://www.mcser.org/images/stories/2_journal/mjss_may_2012/tjasa_redek.pdf

Journal title: Mediterranean journal of social sciences

Journal volume : 3

Journal number: 2

Journal date: May 2012

Pages: pp. 185-199

ISSN: 2039-9340; 2039-2117 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call Number:
TD/TNC 114.785



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