Age Diversity

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Graduate Research Project
Age Diversity Analysis

Literature Review The subject of age diversity has been written about for many decades. It has now becoming more prominent over the past decade. There has been a noticeable increase in the work place since 2008 and the beginning of the “great recession”. Much of the literature that is out dealing with age diversity deals with the aging workforce that is on the increase, and shows no sign of slowing down. Stephen Fineman discusses how work organizations human resources run their departments when it comes to the older worker. Dr. Emma Parry, Shaun Tyson and Stephen Fineman all spend a considerable amount of time on discrimination of the older worker in its different forms such as ageism, lookism, and cultural. All of the literature used in this research project agrees that the current culture and norms of our society must change. Even though it is starting to change in some areas, it is not changing at a fast enough rates to stop discrimination from happing to the older worker. Most of the article and books talk about the challenges that management has dealing with the processes of dealing with age diversity in the work place. The literature that touched on most areas that were discussed in this research project was the works by Dr. Emma Parry and Shaun Tyson. Organization Age by Stephen Fineman was brief and concise in his areas that touched on the great recession and the losses that were suffered in the stock market. Trying to find peer reviewed literature on this subject was difficult, but not impossible.

In the natural progression of life and the workforce, you get a good job, or you may change jobs for a better paying job along the way, but in the end you work raise a family and after thirty or so years with a nice little nest egg tucked away if you’re lucky you retired and live a…...

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