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Type Journal Article
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Economic crises and the elderly?
Organization Unit
  • Uschi Backes-Gellner
  • Martin R Schneider
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
  • English
Journal Title Gerontology
Publisher Karger
Geographical Reach international
ISSN 0304-324X
Volume 58
Number 2
Page Range 188 - 192
Date 2012
Abstract Text Economic crises in the last decades have swept elderly workers more than younger workers out of employment. But now the tide is turning. In affluent societies, elderly workers will have more opportunities of being employed in meaningful and well-paid jobs than ever before. On account of demographic changes, fewer (younger) workers will be around, and most of the reasons that in the past have induced employers to lay off older rather than younger workers will disappear. Future employment strategies will have to focus more on an optimal age mix and on benefitting from the full potential of the elderly.
Digital Object Identifier 10.1159/000330065
PubMed ID 22024996
Other Identification Number merlin-id:4399
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