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2015 American Working Conditions Survey: Focus on Older Versus Younger Workers

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  • Nicole Maestas

    (Harvard University)

  • Kathleen J. Mullen

    (RAND)

  • David Powell

    (RAND)

  • Jeffrey Wenger

    (RAND)

  • Till von Wachter

    (University of California-Los Angeles)

In this report we highlight findings on the differing job demands of older versus younger workers from the 2015 American Working Conditions Survey (AWCS), a new nationally representative survey of U.S. workers ages 25-71. We find that generally older workers (over age 50) report better working conditions than younger workers, with some exceptions (e.g., on-the-job training, prospects for career advancement).

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Paper provided by University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center in its series Working Papers with number wp362.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2016
Handle: RePEc:mrr:papers:wp362
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