Issues in Work and Aging

Harvey L. Sterns, Gerald V. Barrett, Sara J. Czaja, Judith K. Barr

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A number of different issues of aging affect work organizations. Workers age in the usual sense of biological, psychological, and social aging. Workers age in an organizational sense resulting in a need for training and growth. Updating may prevent or minimize obsolescence. Human factors approaches can support adult and older adult workers through designing or redesigning a work situation in a way sensitive to the physical and cognitive demands of a job. Demands on individual workers can change in middle age and older adulthood as caregiving demands of family members must be balanced with work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-19
Number of pages13
JournalThe Journal of Applied Gerontology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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