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Employment in Late Adulthood - Chapter Summary
If you are looking for resources to help you better understand employment in late adulthood, this informative chapter can help! Expert instructors have developed fun lessons you can access anytime to learn more about job satisfaction, stereotyping in the workplace and other aspects of employment for older adults. Find out how much you understand about each lesson's content by taking its accompanying multiple-choice quiz. Any questions you have about chapter topics can be submitted to our experts. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Explain how choices in occupation often change with age
- List factors that impact job satisfaction for older workers
- Discuss bias, discrimination and stereotyping by age in the workplace
- Share causes for occupational changes and the importance of worker retraining
- Identify various job prospects for the aging population
1. How Occupational Choice Changes with Age
In this lesson, we will examine some of the changes that occur to occupational choices as we age. In our youth, we just want a job for cash, but as we age, we begin to want more.
2. Job Satisfaction in Older Workers: Associated Factors
What do older people want from their job? How does working for your entire life change when you start getting older? What do average workers expect? This lesson explores all of these factors.
3. Stereotyping Age Differences in the Workplace: Bias & Discrimination
Everyone has been looked down on because of their age - whether you are young or old, you've likely felt this sting. In this lesson, we explore the three main rules for equal opportunity for older people, including how stereotyping and ageism can lead to issues in the workplace.
4. Changing Occupations: Causes & Worker Retraining
In this lesson, we will discuss the issues that come with losing one's current career and the cumulative problems that occur as workers age or attempt to retrain.
5. Job Prospects for the Aging Population
In this lesson, we consider what options an older adult has when they want or need to keep working rather than fully retire. We will also highlight the challenges faced by older job applicants.
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Other chapters within the Sociology 103: Foundations of Gerontology course
- Basics of Gerontology
- Research Design for Gerontology
- Demographics of Aging
- Physical Health in Older Adults
- Muscular, Skeletal & Integumentary Systems in Older Adults
- Circulatory & Respiratory Systems in Older Adults
- Cognition, Attention & Memory in Older Adults
- Intelligence & Creativity in Aging Populations
- Mental Health & Lifespan Development Disorders
- Cognitive Disorders in Aging Populations
- Personality in Older Adulthood
- Mental Health Treatment for Older Adults
- Social Implications for Older Adults
- Interpersonal Relationships in Aging Populations
- Finance & Aging
- Leisure & Community Involvement in Retirement
- Political Issues for Aging Populations
- Death & Bereavement in Aging Populations
- Nervous & Sensory Systems in Older Adults
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