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Older Workers and Work–Family Issues

Tammy D. Allen and Kristen M. Shockley

in The Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780195385052
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195385052.013.0156

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Older Workers and Work–Family Issues

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This chapter discusses older workers and work–family issues. The chapter includes a review of research concerning both the negative and positive aspects of multiple roles and differences across the life span. Unique challenges for the older worker are discussed, followed by a review of organizational initiatives offered by employers to assist older workers. The chapter concludes with an agenda for future research.

Keywords: work–family; aging; dependent care; mature worker; work–family conflict; eldercare

Article.  14041 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology ; Counselling Psychology

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