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dc.contributor.authorGuest, Rossen_US
dc.contributor.authorShacklock, Kateen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:35:25Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:35:25Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2008-02-05T06:25:21Z
dc.identifier.issn14405377en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/4651
dc.description.abstractThis paper adds a new dimension to the debate in the management literature about the merits or otherwise of employing older workers. Given the reality that we face an older workforce in the coming decades, the paper first reviews the management literature on the implications of an older workforce. This literature points to a range of benefits, and some costs, to businesses of employing older workers. A new dimension to this debate is provided by considering the age mix of a given workforce from the perspective of neoclassical economics. This framework provides us with the notion of an optimum workforce age mix. If an optimum age mix exists, the natural question that arises is: are we likely to move closer or further away from it as the available workforce ages? The paper suggests that an optimum age mix does exist, and early signs are that Australia is moving closer to it as the workforce ages. However, more empirical evidence and analysis is required before we can be confident about this prediction. The paper suggests a way forward in that regard.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Southern Queenslanden_US
dc.publisher.placeToowoombaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.usq.edu.au/business/research/ijob/default.htmen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom713en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto728en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Organisational Behaviouren_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350201en_US
dc.titleThe impending shift to an older mix of workers: Perspectives from the management and economics literaturesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economicsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2005. This paper is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted.en_AU
gro.date.issued2005
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