Privileged elite or double-y disadvantaged? Ageing workers in Australia's labour market

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Kossen, Chris and O'Leary, Jane. 2011. "Privileged elite or double-y disadvantaged? Ageing workers in Australia's labour market ." Diversity Matters.
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Privileged elite or double-y disadvantaged? Ageing workers in Australia's labour market

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AuthorsKossen, Chris (Author) and O'Leary, Jane (Author)
Journal TitleDiversity Matters
Number of Pages4
Year2011
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
Web Address (URL)http://dca.org.au/Diversity-Matters/Oct2011/privileged-elite-or-double-y-disadvantaged.html
Abstract

What is the state-of-play for mature-aged workers in the Australian labour market? Are they a 'disadvantaged group' or instead part of the privileged elite? This article co-authored by Dr Chris Kossen, University of Southern Queensland and Dr Jane O'Leary, DCA's Research Director, considers this issue and in the process, raises the concept of employment 'scarring' and offers suggestions for employers seeking to address 'grey walls and ceilings' associated with this social phenomenon.

Keywordsmature-aged workers; marginalised mature-aged workers, labour force marginalisation; age discrimination
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350504. Industrial and employee relations
440712. Social policy
380304. Microeconomic theory
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Contact: Dr Chris Kossen, kossen@usq.edu.au

Byline AffiliationsSchool of Humanities and Communication
Diversity Council Australia
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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