Publications

Health promotion and wellness programs for older workers

Institutional and individual responses to structural lag : the changing patterns of work at older ages / Richard V. Burkhauser and Ludmila Rovba — Caregiving and employment / Richard Schulz and Lynn M. Martire — Aging and work : an international perspective / Juhani Ilmarinen — The politics of work and aging : public policy for the new elders / Fernando M. Torres-Gil — Implications of an aging workforce : an industry perspective / Vicki L. Hanson and Eric Lesser — Trends in job demands, and the implications for older workers / Peter Cappelli — Telework and older workers / Joseph Sharit and Sara J. Czaja — Collaborative work : what's age got to do with it? / Michael A. Smyer and Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes — The issues and opportunities of entrepreneurship after age 50 / Edward G. Rogoff — Managers' attitudes toward older workers : a review of the evidence / Richard W. Johnson — Work and older adults : motivation and performance / Ruth Kanfer — Skill acquisition in older adults : psychological mechanisms / Neil Charness — Preparing organizations and workers for current and future employment : training and retraining / Sara J. Czaja and Joseph Sharit — Age and performance measures of knowledge-based work : a cognitive perspective / Pamela S. Tsang — Ergonomic design of workplaces for the aging population / Karl H. E. Kroemer — Safety and health issues for an aging workforce / James W. Grosch and Glenn S. Pransky — Work organization and health in an aging workforce : observations from the NIOSH quality of life survey / Steven L. Sauter, Jessica M. Keel, and Dennis J. Hanseman — Health promotion and wellness programs for older workers / Robert B. Wallace and Gwenith G. Fisher.; Both jobs and the workforce have changed dramatically in recent years. Manufacturing has given way to a technology-driven, information-based workplace. People are working until later in life and the pool of workers is growing more diverse. Flexible hours and telecommuting are increasingly common. This volume addresses the challenges confronting an aging labor force as it deals with profound shifts in employment and organizations and what these changes mean for society. Drawing from the varied fields of gerontology, psychology, public policy, occupational health and safety, human factors engineering, and business, the contributors summarize what is known about aging and employment, discuss likely future issues, and raise specific questions for researchers and policy makers to address to prepare places of employment and the workforce for a vastly different tomorrow. The first section explains employment and demographic trends from an academic perspective and includes information about altered work patterns among older employees. The second section provides both public policy and business-oriented views on how to better integrate aging employees into the workplace. In the third section, the contributors explore how technology, new employment practices, and entrepreneurship play into the new and evolving nature of work. Section four examines employers' expectations for older employees, and the fifth section assesses current ergonomic standards and the adjustments necessary to accommodate an aging labor pool.