The Intersection of Age and Gender Issues in the Workplace

Age Diversity in the Workplace

ISBN: 978-1-78743-074-7, eISBN: 978-1-78743-073-0

ISSN: 1877-6361

Publication date: 1 August 2017

Abstract

Aging workers are a diverse group yet research on aging infrequently examines the joint effects of age and gender upon various life domains and decisions. In order to fully understand the experience of a person, you must examine her/his roles and identities as they intersect. Intersectionality extends to the work setting, and the notion of intersectionality is presented as a paradigm that can yield significant insights into the joint consideration of age and gender in the workplace. These relationships have the potential to shape identities, which may in turn influence work perceptions and outcomes. As a result there are important considerations, consequences, solutions, and future research topics, as well as Human Resource practices that are discussed in this chapter.

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Citation

Cleveland, J.N., Huebner, L.-A. and Hanscom, M.E. (2017), "The Intersection of Age and Gender Issues in the Workplace", Age Diversity in the Workplace (Advanced Series in Management, Vol. 17), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 119-137. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1877-636120170000017007

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