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The Resource Unfinished work : the struggle to build an aging American workforce, Joseph Coleman

Unfinished work : the struggle to build an aging American workforce, Joseph Coleman

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Unfinished work : the struggle to build an aging American workforce
Title
Unfinished work
Title remainder
the struggle to build an aging American workforce
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Coleman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The forces driving the first decades of the 21st century--globalization, technology, and unprecedented wealth mixed with jarring economic instability--are pushing the day of retirement later and later in life. The era of the aging worker is here. From the rice paddies of Japan to the heart of the American rust-belt, veteran international correspondent Joseph Coleman takes readers inside the lives of aging workers, exploring the factories, offices, and fields where they toil and the societies in which they live, giving the reader a front-row seat to the global older worker revolution. Profiles of individuals bring to life Coleman's exploration of how the United States--along with many countries around the world--deal with the rise of aging workforces. Throughout these stories, the author gives advice on how societies can best benefit from and assist their increasingly older population. Readers will come to know: --Michel Wattree, a retired French trucker who has found a second life as an elementary school bus driver and still nurses dreams of driving America's storied Route 66. --The aging crew of Japan's Yamashita Kogyosho, where for half a century they have crafted the world's fastest trains with their bare hands and hammers, exemplifies Japan's adaptive employment strategies that have helped the country deal with one of the oldest demographic compositions in the world. --Rita Hall, an unemployed hospital worker from Akron, Ohio, who hopes that a job training program will save her from spending the rest of her golden years in poverty-a fear shared by many who will far outlive their retirement savings. Amidst the stories of how these works are working hard to adapt, Unfinished Work probes the struggles of companies either unable or unwilling to accommodate the aging of their workforces and the quandaries of governments and policymakers eager to control pension pay-outs to retiring boomers, yet unsure how to keep them on the job. What emerges is a compassionate but clear-eyed portrait of a world in the midst of a slow-motion aging revolution that will have vast consequences for present and coming generations"--
  • "This book examines the aging of the workforce in the advanced economies of North America, Europe and East Asia--the premise of this book is that we can do better"--
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1963-
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Coleman, Joseph
Dewey number
331.3/980973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6280
LC item number
.C555 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Older people
  • Population aging
  • Population aging
  • Manpower planning
  • Manpower planning
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Labor
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / General
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Workplace Culture
  • Manpower planning
  • Older people
  • Population aging
  • United States
Label
Unfinished work : the struggle to build an aging American workforce, Joseph Coleman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tsuneko Hariki and the rich world's coming of age -- Embracing the aging American workforce -- The fisherwoman of Akron -- Nobody loves you (when you're down and out) -- The Swedish way -- The hammer men -- The old continent gets older -- Proteans in paradise
Control code
ocn878299470
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 242 pages
Isbn
9780199974450
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014024998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024657076
System control number
  • (OCoLC)878299470
  • (Sirsi) a1840688
Label
Unfinished work : the struggle to build an aging American workforce, Joseph Coleman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tsuneko Hariki and the rich world's coming of age -- Embracing the aging American workforce -- The fisherwoman of Akron -- Nobody loves you (when you're down and out) -- The Swedish way -- The hammer men -- The old continent gets older -- Proteans in paradise
Control code
ocn878299470
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 242 pages
Isbn
9780199974450
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014024998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024657076
System control number
  • (OCoLC)878299470
  • (Sirsi) a1840688

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