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Both jobs and the workforce have changed dramatically in recent years Manufacturing has given way to a technology driven information based workplace People are working until later in life and the pool of workers is growingdiverse Flexible hours and telecommuting are increasingly common This volume addresses the challenges confronting an aging labor force as it deals with profound shifts in employment and organizations and what these changes mean for societyDrawing from the varied fields of gerontology psychology public policy occupational health and safety human factors engineering and business the contributors summarize what is known about aging and employment discuss likely future issues and raise specific uestions for researchers and policy makers to address to prepare places of employment and the workforce for a vastly different tomorrowThe first section explains employment and demographic trends from an academic perspective and includes information about altered work patterns among older employees The second section provides both public policy and business oriented views on how to better integrate aging employees into the workplace In the third section the contributors explore how technology new employment practices and entrepreneurship play into the new and evolving nature of work Section four examines employers' expectations for older employees and the fifth section assesses current ergonomic standards and the adjustments necessary to accommodate an aging labor poolThis multidisciplinary comprehensive assessment of the state of aging and work addresses a wide range of topics relevant to academic researchers and practitioners government and industry leaders and workers and managers in the public and private sectorsBoth jobs and the workforce have changed dramatically in recent years Manufacturing has given way to a technology driven information based workplace People are working until later in life and the pool of workers is growingdiverse Flexible hours and telecommuting are increasingly common This volume addresses the challenges confronting an aging labor force as it deals with profound shifts in employment and organizations and what these changes mean for societyDrawing from the varied fields of gerontology psychology public policy occupational health and safety human factors engineering and business the contributors summarize what is known about aging and employment discuss likely future issues and raise specific uestions for researchers and policy makers to address to prepare places of employment and the workforce for a vastly different tomorrowThe first section explains employment and demographic trends from an academic perspective and includes information about altered work patterns among older employees The second section provides both public policy and business oriented views on how to better integrate aging employees into the workplace In the third section the contributors explore how technology new employment practices and entrepreneurship play into the new and evolving nature of work Section four examines employers' expectations for older employees and the fifth section assesses current ergonomic standards and the adjustments necessary to accommodate an aging labor poolThis multidisciplinary comprehensive assessment of the state of aging and work addresses a wide range of topics relevant to academic researchers and practitioners government and industry leaders and workers and managers in the public and private sectorsBoth jobs and the workforce have changed dramatically in recent years Manufacturing has given way to a technology driven information based workplace People are working until later in life and the pool of workers is growingdiverse Flexible hours and telecommuting are increasingly common This volume addresses the challenges confronting an aging labor force as it deals with profound shifts in employment and organizations and what these changes mean for societyDrawing from the varied fields of gerontology psychology public policy occupational health and safety human factors engineering and business the contributors summarize what is known about aging and employment discuss likely future issues and raise specific uestions for researchers and policy makers to address to prepare places of employment and the workforce for a vastly different tomorrowThe first section explains employment and demographic trends from an academic perspective and includes information about altered work patterns among older employees The second section provides both public policy and business oriented views on how to better integrate aging employees into the workplace In the third section the contributors explore how technology new employment practices and entrepreneurship play into the new and evolving nature of work Section four examines employers' expectations for older employees and the fifth section assesses current ergonomic standards and the adjustments necessary to accommodate an aging labor poolThis multidisciplinary comprehensive assessment of the state of aging and work addresses a wide range of topics relevant to academic researchers and practitioners government and industry leaders and workers and managers in the public and private sectors