The Problem Isn't Age: Work and Older Americans

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THE PROBLEM ISN'T AGE

Work and Older Americans

Edited by Steven H. Sandell

PRAEGER New York Westport, Connecticut London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Table of Contents vii
  • List of Tables and Figures ix
  • Preface xi
  • Part I Introduction 1
  • 1: Prospects for Older Workers: The Demographic and Economic Context 3
  • Conclusion 13
  • References 13
  • 2: Labor Market Problems and Employment Policies Affecting Older Americans 15
  • Part II Labor Market Problems 35
  • 3: The Reduced Pay of Older Job Losers: Age Discrimination and Other Explanations 37
  • Conclusions and Policy Implications 47
  • References 50
  • Notes 50
  • 4: Age Changes in Productivity and Earnings Among Managers and Professionals 52
  • Note 69
  • 5: Aging and Relative Earnings 71
  • Conclusion 81
  • References 82
  • References 83
  • 6: Older Workers in the Market for Part-Time Employment 84
  • Introduction 84
  • Conclusion 97
  • References 98
  • 7: Older Workers, Job Displacement, and the Employment Service 100
  • Notes 116
  • Part III Policies and Prospects 119
  • 8: Government Employment and Training Programs, and Older Americans 121
  • Conclusions 139
  • References 141
  • Notes 141
  • 9: Increasing Employment Opportunities for Older Workers: Emerging State and Local Initiatives 143
  • Conclusion 163
  • References 164
  • 10: Work Alternatives for Older Americans: A Management Perspective 165
  • Conclusions 174
  • References 176
  • 11: Private-Sector Employment Practices for Older Workers 177
  • Notes 190
  • 12: Restructuring Social Security: How Will Retirement Ages Respond? 192
  • References 204
  • Notes 204
  • 13: Health Plan Costs, Medicare, and Employment of Older Workers 206
  • Conclusions and Policy Implications 215
  • Reference 216
  • Notes 216
  • 14: Retirement and Older Americans' Participation in Volunteer Activities 218
  • Conclusions 226
  • References 227
  • Part IV Conclusions 229
  • 15: The Problem Isn'T Age: Conclusions and Implications 231
  • Conclusion 243
  • Reference 245
  • Selected Bibliography 247
  • Index 259
  • About the Editor 263
  • About the Contributors 264
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