Extended working lives? The meaning of working to older university workers in Australia
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This paper reports the findings of a study of older Australian public sector employees on the meaning of working to them as individuals. The findings from the qualitative research suggest that working is important and enjoyable for older workers but there are differences between staff concerning the importance of "working" when compared with "family". Further, these views impact upon these older workers' intentions to continue working. Differences between the participant categories are identified and explanations offered. The evidence suggests directions for practitioners and policy makers for the retention of older workers.
International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management
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