Field J, Burke R & Cooper CL (eds.) (2013) The SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society. London: Sage. http://www.uk.sagepub.com/booksProdDesc.nav?prodId=Book237162&utm_source=Book&utm_medium=email&utm_content=237162&utm_campaign=PERSONL&priorityCode=PERSONL
Aging has emerged as a major and urgent issue for individuals, organisations and governments of our time. Current concerns focus on the implications of aging for economic competitiveness, innovation, public services, health and well-being and education, as well as the implications for relationships and financial transfers between the generations. And this is a truly global phenomenon, affecting not only North America and Europe, but also many Asian societies such as Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong, Australasia and some Latin American societies.
In this well-timed and comprehensive handbook, key international contributors to the field of study come together to create a definitive map of the subject, which will act as a true touchstone text for academics, graduate students, business leaders, and public sector managers and leaders. Framed by an authoritative introductory chapter, the SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society offers a critical overview of the most significant themes and topics, with discussions of current research, theoretical controversies and emerging issues, divided into sections covering:
- Key Issues and Challenges
- The Aging Workforce
- Managing an Aging Workforce
- Living in an Aging Society
- Developing Public Policy