ERIC Number: ED156878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Research and Development Strategy on Employment-Related Problems of Older Workers. Final Report.
Sheppard, Harold L.; And Others
The study reported here examines the employment-related problems of older workers and develops a research and development strategy for future federally funded projects. Following an introductory section, the content is in fifteen chapters. The first chapter covers a number of critical policy issues and the second concentrates on job-related problems of older workers. Chapter 3 discusses the factors and problems associated with retirement. Health and safety of the older workers is the topic of the fourth chapter, while the fifth covers age and work performance. Part-time work and new types of work-time arrangements are the subjects of chapter 6. Chapters 7-9 focus on the older working women, older minority workers, and older workers in rural areas, respectively. The tenth chapter deals with employer practices, internal labor market experiences, mid-career change, and the role of intermediary organizations in meeting the employment needs of older workers. Chapter 11 is concerned with training and education, while the subject of chapter 12 is current government programs affecting older workers. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act is discussed in the thirteenth chapter. Foreign programs and policies are reviewed in chapter 14. The last chapter presents specific priorities for research projects and recommends projects for immediate support. (EM)
Descriptors: Career Change, Educational Needs, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Employment Practices, Employment Problems, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Minority Groups, Older Adults, Older Workers, Part Time Employment, Policy Formation, Poverty, Public Policy, Research Criteria, Research Needs, Retirement, Task Performance, Unemployment, Working Hours
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Age Discrimination in Employment Act 1967; United States