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


  • Nicole Maestas

    (Harvard University)

  • Kathleen J. Mullen


  • David Powell


  • Jeffrey Wenger


  • 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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  • Nicole Maestas & Kathleen J. Mullen & David Powell & Jeffrey Wenger & Till von Wachter, 2016. "2015 American Working Conditions Survey: Focus on Older Versus Younger Workers," Working Papers wp362, University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center.
  • Handle: RePEc:mrr:papers:wp362

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