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2nd Edition

Aging and Work in the 21st Century

ISBN 9781138052765
Published October 18, 2018 by Routledge
358 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Aging and Work in the 21st Century, 2nd edition, reviews, summarizes, and integrates existing literature from various disciplines with regard to aging and work, but with a focus on recent advances in the field. Chapter authors, all leading experts within their respective areas, provide recommendations for future research, practice, and/or public policy. Fully revised and updated, the second edition takes up many of the same critical topics addressed in the first edition, and incorporates twelve new authors across the volume and three brand new chapters on recruitment and retention, legal issues, and global issues in work and aging.

The intended audience is advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers in the disciplines of industrial and organizational psychology; developmental psychology; gerontology; sociology; economics; and social work. Older worker advocate organizations, such as AARP, will also take interest in this edited book.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword



1. Introduction and Overview

2. Recruiting and Retaining Older Employees: Planning, Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating Programs

3. Diversity Issues for an Aging Workforce: A Lifespan Intersectionality Approach

4. An Expanded View of Age Bias in the Workplace

5. Legal Issues and the Aging Workforce

6. Employee Age and Performance in Organizations

7. Age(ing) and Work Attitudes

8. Employee Development and Training Issues Related to the Aging Workplace

9. Career Embeddedness and Career Crafting Among Older Workers

10. Aging and occupational Health

11. Age and Technology for Work

12. Age and Work-Family Issues

13. Retirement from Three Perspectives: Individuals, Organizations, and Society

14. Global Issues in Work, Aging, and Retirement

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Kenneth S. Shultz is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Master of Science in I/O Psychology program at California State University, San Bernardino, USA.

Gary A. Adams is Professor of Management and Director of the Master of Science in Human Resources program at Marquette University, USA.


"This book brings together a comprehensive perspective on aging and work in the 21st century. Leading scholars provide the reader with current insights of the many individual, organizational and public policy related aspects of an aging workforce. The book will be a great resource for all who have practical or scholarly interest in demographic change and the workplace."

—Kène Henkens, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI); University Medical Center Groningen; University of Amsterdam

"A forceful and comprehensive book examining the advances and coming challenges facing older individuals, organizations, and societies around the world. A must-read for students, practitioners, and policy makers concerned with workforce aging and the experience of aging related to work."

—Ruth Kanfer, Georgia Institute of Technology

"This Second Edition is an excellent resource on major issues of adult and older adult employment. Each chapter captures the evolution in thinking regarding major topics in aging and work and includes implications for practice and future directions for research."

—Harvey L. Sterns, The University of Akron