Title

The older worker, job insecurity, and the new economy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2007

Abstract

Older workers face challenges in adjusting careers to accommodate the prospects of job loss. This paper analyzes data from the Couples Managing Change Study (N=50 couples) to consider the experiences of dual earner households that have husbands and/or wives working in insecure jobs. These workers have to navigate later career paths in respect to spouse's careers, but also commonly their children's needs as well. They are largely unprepared for job loss and have difficulties readjusting their careers to fit within the new risk economy. © 2007 The American Society on Aging.

Publication Name

Generations

Volume Number

31

First Page

45

Last Page

49

Issue Number

1

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