Age counts: an inquiry into issues specific to mature-age workers [Nelson report]


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Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Workplace Relations


This document reports on an inquiry, undertaken in 1999 by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Workplace Relations, to examine the social, economic and industrial issues specific to workers over 45 years of age seeking employment, or establishing a business, following unemployment. A key conclusion of this report on labour market reforms for this group is the need to challenge and change societal and employer attitudes towards ageing. In combating employer prejudice, two major recommendations were made: one for a sustained national strategy and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Governance; Equity; Demographics; Research; Employment; Culture and society

Keywords: Small business; Government role; Unemployment; Discrimination; Ageing population; Job searching; Older worker; Attitude; Employers

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Parliament of Australia, 2000

Physical description: xxxvi, 262 p.

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ISBN: 0642451275

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/LMR 85.654

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