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dc.contributor.authorMarchant, Teresa
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-27T01:30:29Z
dc.date.available2017-07-27T01:30:29Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn0144-6193
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01446193.2013.808353
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/52683
dc.description.abstractThe ageing workforce has implications for skills retention and equity in construction and ageing of self-employed tradesmen. The aims here were to define older tradesmen and present their experience of ageing along with the implications for masculinity. Ageing, the ageing workforce and construction management informed this conversation about diversity and skills shortages, how tradesmen negotiate ageing, the way it is 10 perceived and how it impacts on masculinity. A phenomenological research design, with 20, in-depth interviews from independent tradesmen was deployed. Older tradesman defined themselves by physical capacity to work, rather than chronological age. Self-initiated strategies increased longevity and consisted of work adjustments such as paying for extra labour and machines and scheduling less onerous work. If widely adopted, such accommodations for the mainstream construction workforce might shift the masculine culture 15 of the industry for specific equity groups. There were numerous possibilities for alternative work, but many disadvantages were identified. Suggestions for the industry about retention included self-care and personalized work adjustments. Recommendations for individuals included proactively planning retirement, particularly in terms of superannuation and other non-housing investment alternatives.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom845
dc.relation.ispartofpageto860
dc.relation.ispartofissue8
dc.relation.ispartofjournalConstruction Management and Economics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume31
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Resources Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEngineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBuilt Environment and Design
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEconomics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150305
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode09
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode12
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode14
dc.titleKeep going: career perspectives on ageing and masculinity of self-employed tradesmen in Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resources
gro.rights.copyright© 2013 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 31 (8), 2013, pp. 845-860. Construction Management and Economics is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article.
gro.date.issued2015-01-05T05:34:03Z
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gro.griffith.authorMarchant, Teresa


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