This fascinating book brings together an extraordinarily diverse collection of insights, from a wide range of experts. A broad overview is created by the foreword, from Jumbo Klercq. This sets the scene for the subsequent chapters which examine more specific approaches and ways of tackling age diversity and ageing in the workplace. A key contribution, by Sarah Harper, analyses the research and evidence on factors which impact on older workers. This is complemented by an exploration of older workers' attitudes to work based on primary research undertaken by Stephen McNair and Mat Flynn. Chiva and Manthorpe also include examples of innovative practice in working with individuals, employers and intermediaries and feature contributions from researchers in the UK, France, Poland, Spain and Norway.Older Workers in Europe is ideal for students of gerontology, social policy, sociology and human resource management. It will also be of interest to policy makers and professionals working in the fields of employment and guidance, policy, economics, labour force development and research.
Tony Chiva has spent most of his working life in education. He has worked in the fields of education and health, with the focus on gerontology and jointly with the University of Surrey and Life Academy. He is also a psycho-spiritual teacher. He is co-editor of Promoting the Health of Older People (Open University Press, 2001).
Jill Manthorpe is Professor of Social Work at King's College London, UK. She is director of the Social Care Workforce Research Unit and has wide experience of working with older people, researching into areas such as adult protection, community care and mental health. She has published, edited and co-authored numerous texts on the social care workforce and mental health topics.