Opportunities or barriers?: the experiences of disadvantaged older jobseekers participating in training


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Author: Meyers, Rebecca


In Australia and other OECD countries, increasing the labour force participation rate of older adults (45-64 years) is seen as a primary strategy to address the current demographic challenges brought about by an ageing population and the retirement of skilled workers. Not all older adults have current workplace skills, yet barriers which include institutional, societal and personal factors, may constrain their participation in training and educational activities to increase their employability. The qualitative, phenomenological study reported here explored, through a series of semi...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Participation; Disadvantaged; Teaching and learning; Outcomes; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Older worker; Employability; Barrier; Training activities; Training program; Training method; Skill development; Outcomes of education and training; Job searching

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2016

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Journal volume: 14

Journal number: 1

Journal date: April 2016

Pages: pp. 19-34

ISSN: 1448-0220, 2204-0544 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 125.402

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