Working with Age

Working with Age

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In the late 1990s age is a pressing concern on a scale previously unimaginable in the social sciences and caring professions. The inexorable development of the age pyramid and the quick pace of technological change has brought work and age together as inter-linked areas of study and intervention.; This text introduces current academic thinking on work and age and describes ways in which working methods, the organization of work, and innovative programmes (such as tailored training) can be introduced to reflect more accurately an intrinsic part of human life: ageing. The book encompassing physiological, psychological and social factors. The object is to define clearly diverse aspects involved in the passing of time - ageing, generational effects, experience and other marks of time. Their combined effects reveal different signs of ageing on behaviour as well as on strategies to contend with professional requirements at different stages in life.; The style of this text makes it accessible to a non-specialist public but also opens avenues for those who wish to delve deeper into the matter to discover the state-of-the-art questions and issues being addressed in international work and age research.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 25.4mm | 952g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • references, index
  • 0748407855
  • 9780748407859

Table of contents

Part 1 Reflecting on age/work relations over time. Part 2 Emergence of age- related problems in work - the 'ageing' of the working population; aspects involved in a demography of work; statistical study of the age- work-and health relationships - theexample of the ESTEV surgery; appearance and types of differential ageing in a metalwork company; finding selective jobs - work and ageing in a small garment-making business. Part 3 Age related changes with regard to the working activity - the ageing ofthe body before the age of 60; cognitive changes, working constraints, and experience - room for manoeuvre left for an ageing worker; deterioration of eye sight and visual exploration - ageing and experiences of the eye; visual capacity and older drivers;suffering from working hours - weight of age and life history; comparative study of the work strategies of air-traffic controllers as a function of age; age and ways of regulating activity tasks at production pace. Part 4 Age, activity, and changes inwork: the age group over 45 in a context of changing technology; older drivers faced with new technologies - implications for the ergonomics of drive assistance systems; ageing workers, learning and vocational training; population evolution and changes inor new designing of work situations; ageing of population and industrial projects - a method of analysis. Part 5 Work and ages, from research to action - postface.show more