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Employer Policy and Practice Toward Older Workers in Hong Kong: The Role of Shifting Intergenerational Dynamics

Egdell, Valerie; Fuertes, Vanesa; Tjandra, Nathalia C; Chen, Tao

Authors

Valerie Egdell

Vanesa Fuertes

Tao Chen



Abstract

Many governments are seeking to encourage the extension of working lives to counteract potential labor market shortages that might result from population aging. Nevertheless, research shows that older workers continue to face a range of barriers to their labor market participation. However, this research has not tended to take a holistic view of the factors shaping employer policy and practice, or acknowledge that older workers’ experiences are embedded within broader social structures and age dynamics. This paper reports on exploratory qualitative research undertaken in Hong Kong. It demonstrates how employer policy and practice towards older workers are shaped by intergenerational dynamics and by the social responsibility that employers feel towards different generations. It is argued that in order to more fully understand employer policy and practice towards older workers, an approach that acknowledges the social context and position of different age groups is required

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 10, 2018
Online Publication Date Mar 5, 2019
Publication Date Oct 20, 2019
Deposit Date Sep 11, 2018
Publicly Available Date Mar 6, 2020
Journal Journal of Aging & Social Policy
Print ISSN 0895-9420
Electronic ISSN 1545-0821
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 31
Issue 5
Pages 445-466
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/08959420.2018.1563472
Keywords Older workers; employer policy and practice; intergenerational dynamics; Hong Kong
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1295667
Contract Date Sep 11, 2018

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