Institute for Ageing

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Challenges and possibilities for job mobility for the 50+ population

Newcastle Business School welcomes colleagues from Norway to present on the challenges and opportunities for older people in the workplace

Date/Time: 27th November, 2017 - 4.15pm

Venue: Newcastle University Business School, Room 1.14, 5 Barrack Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SE

It is increasingly recognised that the ability of individuals to work into older age may require some form of job movement. Individuals may need to move jobs because they find themselves out of work, or because the work they do is no longer suitable for them.

This presentation presents preliminary results from a project exploring job/career mobility patterns among older workers in Norway and the UK. The aim of the project is to generate actionable knowledge that can be used by employers and other stakeholders to improve policy and practice in this area.

The project uses a mixed-method approach, combining register and survey data analyses with qualitative case study studies and life course research. This allows us to analyse mobility patterns for older workers (50 +) and explore the factors influencing opportunities for job change.

The comparison between the Norway and the UK will enable us to see how different cultural, legislative and regulative contexts affect recruitment, mobility and late careers. We will present preliminary results from Norway: a quantitative analysis of labour market mobility among older workers and a typology of different approaches to mobility based on the qualitative research.