ERIC Number: ED225045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Aging and the Work Force: Human Resource Strategies. An Information Paper Prepared for Use by the Special Committee on Aging. United States Senate, Ninety-Seventh Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
This information paper explores the need for age-neutral functional criteria in the human resources management system and the need for managers to review currently accepted employment policies. Population patterns, labor force profiles, and labor force projections are reviewed. The paper examines the effect of retirement policies and considers social security, pensions, and trends toward early retirement. Changing economic factors and the growing legal phenomenon of age discrimination are discussed. Some approaches for accommodating, developing, and utilizing older workers are explored. Selected case studies from the General Foods Corporation, Aer Lingus Airlines, and the Air Traffic Controllers' Second Career Program are used to illustrate how organizational change and training strategies can build on the strengths of experienced workers. The paper concludes with suggestions for developing responsive programs along with references and an annotated bibliography. (JAC)
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Aging (Individuals), Case Studies, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Gerontology, Human Capital, Labor Force, Literature Reviews, Middle Aged Adults, Older Workers, Retirement Benefits, Social Attitudes, State of the Art Reviews
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
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