Chapter 3 - Working Late: strategies to enhance productive and healthy environments for an older workforce

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Demographic changes, including increased life expectancy and falling birth rates, are reflected in the increasing age of the workforce. Current estimates suggest that by 2020, over a third of the workforce will be aged 50 years or over (DWP, 2013). The increasing age of the workforce presents new opportunities and challenges for government and other agencies, employers and occupational health services, as well as for individual employees and their families. It is now essential to facilitate extended working lives by promoting health in the workplace. The Working Late project investigated the policy issues associated with later life working and developed...

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe new dynamics of ageing volume 1
EditorsAlan Walker
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)978-1447314738
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2018