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14-12-17 | Academic article published: Understanding old-age adaptation policies

14-12-17  | Academic article published: Understanding old-age adaptation policies

 

In December 2017, an article has been published in Ageing and Society by Jelle Lössbroek, Bram Lancee, Tanja van der Lippe and Joop Schippers. The full title is: Understanding old-age adaptation policies in Europe: the influence of profit, principles and pressures.

 

The authors study which organisations implement which personnel policies for older (50+) employees in seven European countries.  Two strategies underlie these policies: phasing out (for example, a reduced workload or extra leave) and activating (for example, training plans or internal job mobility). Stronger external pressures (such as unions) make both types of policies more likely. Old-age-positive age norms among managers support activating policies, but negative age norms do not influence phasing out policies. Concerning the profitability, particularly the feasibility of policies is important for both strategies.

 

The entire article can be read here.