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Handbook of Human Resource Development by Neal F. Chalofsky

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Aging as a Career Development Challenge for Organizations

Jo G.L. Thijssen, Eva Knies, and Peter L.M. Leisink

Utrecht University, The Netherlands

INTRODUCTION

Labor participation and the career development of older workers has become a top policy priority in advanced Western economies (Taylor, 2008; Van Loo & Bohlinger, 2010). Demographic changes and related labor market consequences are the main reasons for this. European countries will, for instance, see a decline in the labor force (defined as people between twenty-four and sixty-four years of age) to less than half of the population by 2050, while the share of citizens aged sixty-five years ...

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