The intention of Australian older workers to continue paid work: the impact of marital differences

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Title The intention of Australian older workers to continue paid work: the impact of marital differences
Author Shacklock, Kate Herring; Brunetto, Yvonne; Nelson, Silvia Azevedo
Publication Title 21st ANZAM 2007 Conference : managing our intellectual and social capital
Editor Professor Ross Chapman
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Publisher Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management
Abstract This paper examines whether the impact of certain work-related factors on older workers' intention to continue paid work varies between couples and singles. Data were collected through a questionnaire survey of a sample of employees, aged 50 years and older, working in a large public sector organisation in Australia. Data analysis suggests that work-related factors that are significant for couples include 'interests outside of work', 'importance of work' and 'flexibility'. 'Interests outside of work' and 'flexibility' were also important factors for singles in their intentions to continue working. Analysis of the data demonstrated that a clearly identifiable work-related factor that provides a differentiation between couples and singles was 'importance of work' for couples. Given the ageing population and the issues related to future labour shortages (including the trend toward early retirement), there is a clear inference for management to develop new marital status specific policies and practices aimed expressly to increase the employment of older workers.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://wms-soros.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/ANZAM/
Alternative URI http://www.promaco.com.au/2007/anzam/
Copyright Statement Copyright 2007 Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Use hypertext link for access to publisher's website.
ISBN 1863081402
Conference name 21st ANZAM 2007 Conference
Location Sydney, Australia
Date From 2007-12-04
Date To 2007-12-07
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/18005
Date Accessioned 2008-01-16
Date Available 2009-11-04T06:19:05Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Business and Management
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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