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Issues effecting the over Fifties in the Workforce.

O'Boyle, Ingrid (2000) Issues effecting the over Fifties in the Workforce. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This study aims to investigate the issues that older workers must deal with in the workplace.

The introduction establishes who is considered to be an older worker in contemporary society. It also introduces different elements that effect older workers in the workplace both in modern times and in the past. The social events of the 20th century such as the Wall Street crash of '29 and the two World Wars had a significant effect on the older workers opportunities and now equally the technological revolution has proved to be a noticeable influence on the older workers situation at work.

The literature review addresses issues such as age discrimination, health, training and flexible working hours. These issues have developed the following hypothesis questions:
- Do older workers experience age discrimination in the workforce?
- How do older workers perceive re-training?
- What are the health needs of older workers?
- Is flexible working time attractive to older workers?

By distributing a questionnaire survey and by examining its results, these issues were analysed. The survey was sent to ten different companies in order to gain a wide view of older workers' opinions throughout the labour force. It was only filled out by workers aged fifty and over.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Older Workers
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in European Business and Languages
Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 15:45
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2015 15:00
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/246

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