What's age got to do with it?: towards a new advocacy on ageing and work

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Author: Taylor, Philip; Smith, Warwick

Abstract:

Australia, along with the other developed economies, is grappling with the implications of an ageing population. Concerns about increasing welfare costs and shortfalls of labour supply have brought with them calls to prolong working lives. However, current public policy is inadequate if Australia wishes to make the best use of its ageing workforce. Present approaches to both public policy and advocacy have the potential to be harmful in terms of their response to age barriers in society. This report attempts to offer a fresh approach, challenging the basis of the present advocacy on...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Policy; Demographics; Equity; Participation

Keywords: Older worker; Older people; Discrimination; Affirmative action; Equal treatment; Age; Labour force participation; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: [Sydney, New South Wales]: Per Capita, 2017

Physical description: 37 p.

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https://percapita.org.au/research/whats-age-got/

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 129.190

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