Older Americans

Author: New Strategist Publications, Inc
Publisher: New Strategist Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9781935114260
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Older Worker and the Changing Labor Market

Author: Judith G Gonyea
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317993578
Format: PDF, ePub
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As the country’s workforce ages, the changing labor market must address unique challenges as well as surprising opportunities. This book presents leading scholars and researchers providing valuable insights into the challenges facing older workers in the contemporary workplace as well as offering perspectives on the demands presently being placed on employers to adapt to and accommodate the needs of these workers. The book focuses on the analysis of current trends in older workers, work, family, and personal life issues, and ways to transform today’s workplace to value older workers. This book offers practitioners the opportunity to fully grasp the current situation for older workers by presenting the latest research. This helpful resource provides professionals with best practices and innovative approaches to support aging employees. The volume is extensively referenced and contains several tables to clearly present data. It is a valuable text for employers, human resources professionals, employee assistance programs, work/family professionals, gerontologists and aging studies professionals, educators, and students. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health.

The Longevity Economy

Author: Joseph F. Coughlin
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610396650
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Oldness: a social construct at odds with reality that constrains how we live after middle age and stifles business thinking on how to best serve a group of consumers, workers, and innovators that is growing larger and wealthier with every passing day. Over the past two decades, Joseph F. Coughlin has been busting myths about aging with groundbreaking multidisciplinary research into what older people actually want--not what conventional wisdom suggests they need. In The Longevity Economy, Coughlin provides the framing and insight business leaders need to serve the growing older market: a vast, diverse group of consumers representing every possible level of health and wealth, worth about $8 trillion in the United States alone and climbing. Coughlin provides deep insight into a population that consistently defies expectations: people who, through their continued personal and professional ambition, desire for experience, and quest for self-actualization, are building a striking, unheralded vision of longer life that very few in business fully understand. His focus on women--they outnumber men, control household spending and finances, and are leading the charge toward tomorrow's creative new narrative of later life--is especially illuminating. Coughlin pinpoints the gap between myth and reality and then shows businesses how to bridge it. As the demographics of global aging transform and accelerate, it is now critical to build a new understanding of the shifting physiological, cognitive, social, family, and psychological realities of the longevity economy.

Older Americans Vital Communities

Author: W. Andrew Achenbaum
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801887682
Format: PDF
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This thought-provoking work grapples with the vast range of issues associated with the aging population and challenges people of all ages to think more boldly and more creatively about the relationship between older Americans and their communities. W. Andrew Achenbaum begins by exploring the demographics of our aging society and its effect on employment and markets, education, health care, religion, and political action. Drawing on history, literature, and philosophy, Achenbaum focuses on the way health care and increases in life expectancy have transformed late life from a phase characterized by illness, frailty, and debility to one of vitality, productivity, and spirituality. He shows how this transformation of aging is beginning to be felt in programs and policies for aging persons, as communities focus more effort on lifelong learning and extensive civic engagement. Concerned that his own undergraduate students are too focused on the immediate future, Achenbaum encourages young people to consider their place in life's social and chronological trajectory. He calls on baby boomers to create institutional structures that promote productive, vital growth for the common good, and he invites people of all ages to think more boldly about what they will do with the long lives ahead of them.

Health and Safety Needs of Older Workers

Author: Committee on the Health and Safety Needs of Older Workers
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 030909111X
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Mirroring a worldwide phenomenon in industrialized nations, the U.S. is experiencing a change in its demographic structure known as population aging. Concern about the aging population tends to focus on the adequacy of Medicare and Social Security, retirement of older Americans, and the need to identify policies, programs, and strategies that address the health and safety needs of older workers. Older workers differ from their younger counterparts in a variety of physical, psychological, and social factors. Evaluating the extent, causes, and effects of these factors and improving the research and data systems necessary to address the health and safety needs of older workers may significantly impact both their ability to remain in the workforce and their well being in retirement. Health and Safety Needs of Older Workers provides an image of what is currently known about the health and safety needs of older workers and the research needed to encourage social polices that guarantee older workers a meaningful share of the nation's work opportunities.

The Age of Dignity

Author: Ai-jen Poo
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1620970465
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In The Age of Dignity, thought leader and activist Ai-jen Poo offers a wake-up call about the demographic reality that will affect us all. “We have more senior citizens in America today than we’ve had at any time in our history,” Poo writes, pointing out that more than 14 percent of our population is now over sixty-five; by 2030 that ratio will be one in five. In fact, our fastest-growing demographic is the eighty -five-plus age group—over 5 million people now, a number that is expected to more than double in the next twenty years. This change presents us with a new challenge: how we care for and support quality of life for the unprecedented numbers of older Americans who will need it. Despite these daunting numbers, Poo has written a profoundly hopeful book, giving us a glimpse into the stories and often hidden experiences of the people—family caregivers, older people, and home care workers—whose lives will be directly shaped and reshaped in this moment of demographic change. The Age of Dignity outlines a road map for how we can become a more caring nation, providing solutions for fixing our fraying safety net while also increasing opportunities for women, immigrants, and the unemployed in our workforce. As Poo has said, “Care is the strategy and the solution toward a better future for all of us.”

Customer Diversity and the Future Demand for Outdoor Recreation

Author: John F. Dwyer
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788175149
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Changes in outdoor recreation preferences and behavior that may accompany projected increases in aging, racial and ethnic diversity, and urban residence have important implications for recreation resource planners and managers. This report presents study findings on demographic trends in outdoor recreation and discusses the implications of those trends for the future. Participation in various activities and events is identified by age, race/ethnicity, and urban and rural residence. Tables.