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Older Female Workers in Britain and its Regions Millennium prospects

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  • Clive Collis, Anne Green, Tony Mallier
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    In the context of demographic and workforce ageing, this paper examines the participation of older females in the labour market. While there has been increasing interest in lower employment rates amongst older males, little attention has been paid to older females. The paper reviews some of the determinants of female participation rates. It then moves on to explore issues and policies associated with education, training and learning; age discrimination and equal opportunities; and pensions and benefits. In conclusion, a suggested research agenda � providing information to help guide the formulation and implementation of policy � is outlined.

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    Article provided by Taylor and Francis Journals in its journal Local Economy.

    Volume (Year): 15 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 1 (May)
    Pages: 45-58

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:loceco:v:15:y:2000:i:1:p:45-58

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    1. Greenhalgh, Christine A, 1977. "A Labour Supply Function for Married Women in Great Britain," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 44(175), pages 249-65, August.
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    1. Ross Brown & Mike Danson, 2003. "'Going Grey': Demographic Change and the Changing Labour Market in Scotland," Local Economy, Taylor and Francis Journals, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 18(4), pages 291-305, November.
    2. Anne E. Green, 2003. "Labour Market Trends, Skill Needs and the Ageing of the Workforce: A Challenge for Employability?," Local Economy, Taylor and Francis Journals, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 18(4), pages 306-321, November.

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