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Age discrimination at work : Republic of Ireland

O'Connor, Joyce, Keenaghan, Celia and Smyth, Emer (1993) Age discrimination at work : Republic of Ireland. National College of Industrial Relations, Dublin.

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Abstract

This study presents the available data on the position of older workers within the Irish labour market and highlights a number of the factors which may contribute to age discrimination against older workers. The study is divided into three main parts. In Part I, the national context for older workers is discussed. This section focuses on an analysis of trends in the age structure of the population and in labour force participation rates among older workers. In addition, recent developments in legislation impacting on older workers are highlighted. Part II presents an analysis of age discriminatory measures within the Irish labour market. This analysis focuses on four main areas: the implications of redundancy practices for early exit from the workforce; the impact on older workers of changes in unemployment rates in the labour force as a whole; training policy for the older unemployed; and the effect of State welfare provision on patterns of retirement. Finally, the implications of these findings for future policy development are discussed in Part III.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Discrimination > Age discrimination
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Older Workers
Divisions: Policy Research Centre
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2014 09:07
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 09:07
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1118

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