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Type of institution
The Centre for Research into the Older Workforce has been created in response to the growing policy interest in the ageing population, and to the wish of Governments to encourage more people to stay in paid work later in life. The Centre for Research into the Older Workforce exists to study the issues which arise as Government seeks to encourage people to stay in work later in life: in terms of individual motivation, employers' behaviour, and education and advice services.
The Centre is part of the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (which has extensive national expertise in education, training and older people). It has three principal roles:
Raise awareness of, and provide information on, the ageing workforce and its implications for individuals, employers and the economy
Research the working of the older workforce, independently and in collaboration with other agencies
Support networking between agencies with interests in this field
Main research areas
Older Peoples Motivation to Work
National Omnibus survey
Age Discrimination: Effects of Education and Gender
Unravelling Workforce Discrimination in the South East of England
Regional Development Agencies and the Older Workforce
The Age Dimension of Employers' Practices in Great Britain
Knowledge management in the automotive industry (KNOWMOVE)
50+ Europe: Strategies to Overcome Barriers to Employment for Over 50s
Job change and the older labour market
Attitudes to work and retirement
Basic natural sciences,Medical/Clinical Sciences/Nursing,Social/Behavioral,Economics,Demography
Professor Stephen McNair
Centre for Research into the Older Workforce
21 De Montfort Street