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Older Female Workers in Britain and its Regions Millennium prospects

  • 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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    1. Clive Collis & Tony Mallier, 1996. "Third Age Male Activity Rates in Britain and its Regions," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 30(8), pages 803-809.
    2. Joshi, Heather E & Layard, Richard & Owen, Susan J, 1985. "Why Are More Women Working in Britain?," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 3(1), pages S147-76, January.
    3. McNabb, Robert, 1977. "The Labour Force Participation of Married Women," The Manchester School of Economic & Social Studies, University of Manchester, vol. 45(3), pages 221-35, September.
    4. Davies, Richard B & Elias, Peter & Penn, Roger, 1992. "The Relationship between a Husband's Unemployment and His Wife's Participation in the Labour Force," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 54(2), pages 145-71, May.
    5. Greenhalgh, Christine A, 1977. "A Labour Supply Function for Married Women in Great Britain," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 44(175), pages 249-65, August.
    6. Greenhalgh, Christine A, 1980. "Participation and Hours of Work for Married Women in Great Britain," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 32(2), pages 296-318, July.
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