The Threshold for Aging in the Workplace

Donald L. Ashbaugh, Charles H. Fay

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The literature was reviewed for studies in which “older worker” was operationalized using some chronological age as a threshold. An analysis of 105 studies shows little agreement on when a worker becomes an older worker. A variety of methods, mostly arbitrary, were used in setting threshold age. Implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-427
Number of pages11
JournalResearch on Aging
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Health(social science)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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