The purpose of this paper is to present a summary of a critical review of the literature on age, health, and work.
The health of older workers is a concern to the extent that the productivity of older workers is considered to be a function of age-related health, the general conclusion being that age-related declines in health inevitably lead to decreased productivity.
This paper investigates the implications of age-related physiological and psychological changes on the productivity of older workers, by focusing on a critical examination of the ways in which productivity has been conceptualized and operationalized.
This paper concludes that the emerging concept of « work capacity » has the greatest potential for addressing the productivity issues of workforce aging.
Implications for public and corporate policy and for further research are also examined.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Productivité travail, Travailleur, Age, Homme, Article synthèse, Capacité travail, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Labour productivity, Worker, Age, Human, Review, Work capacity, Occupational medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0259241
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 11/09/1998.