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Aging Workers, Demographic Subgroups, and Differential Work and Retirement Opportunities

Lauren Eyster, Demetra Smith Nightingale and Jaclyn Nidoh

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/9780195385052.013.0169

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Aging Workers, Demographic Subgroups, and Differential Work and Retirement Opportunities

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With the increasing numbers of older Americans and the need for employment at older ages, the aim of this chapter is to explore recent trends in older workers’ employment and retirement patterns by various subgroups such as age, gender, race and immigration status, income, and occupation. A discussion of how these trends may differentially affect older workers’ future opportunities for continued work or retirement will also be provided. In addition, the major U.S. government policies and programs for individuals who stay in or return to the workforce at later ages are explained. The chapter ends with a discussion on the implications of these subgroup trends and future directions for research on subgroups of older workers.

Keywords: subgroups; employment; retirement

Article.  12749 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology ; Counselling Psychology

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