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Foundations and Current Issues in IR/HR (IRE 2001)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE 2001, with research papers and assignments.

Aging Workforce and Older Workers - Books available through U of T Libraries

Aging Workforce and Older Workers - Selected Books in the CIRHR Library

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Bélanger, A., Carrière, Y. & Sabourin, P. (2016). Understanding employment participation of older workers: the Canadian perspective. Canadian Public Policy, XLII(1), 94-109.

Institute for Research on Public Policy Task Force on Aging (2015). Designing a National Seniors Strategy for Canada. (38 pages, PDF)

McDaniel, S. A. & Wong, L. L. & Watt, B.(2015). An Aging Workforce and the Future Labour Market in Canada. Canadian Public Policy 41(2), 97-108.

Ng, E. S. W. & Law, A.(2014). Keeping up! Older workers’ adaptation in the workplace after age 55. Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement 33(1), 1-14.

OECD: Ageing and Employment Policies

OECD Forum 2014: Ageing (Un)equally?

The Economist, October 11, 2014: Work until you drop: Ageing societies create many employment challenges

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2014: Did age discrimination protections help older workers weather the great recession?

PLoS One, 2014: "Age-based hiring discrimination as a function of equity norms and self-perceived objectivity" by Lindner, N. M., Graser, A., & Nosek, B. A. 

National Seniors Council (2013). Older Workers at Risk of Withdrawing from the Labour Force or Becoming Unemployed: Employers' Views on How to Retain and Attract Older Workers. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

De Economist, March 2012: "Age and Productivity: Sector Differences," by Göbel, C. & Zwick, T.

Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors Forum (2012). Age-Friendly Workplaces: Promoting Older Worker Participation. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

International Journal of Manpower, January 2012: "Ageing and employers’ perceptions of labour costs and productivity," by Conen, W.S., van Dalen, H.P. & Henkens, K.

International Journal of Manpower, January 2012: "Employers' attitudes and actions towards the extension of working lives in Europe," by Conen, W.S., Henkens, K. & Schiipers, J.

Journal of Applied Psychology, March 2008: "The Relationship of Age to Ten Dimensions of Job Performance," by Ng, T.W.H. & Feldman, D.