Privileged elite or double-y disadvantaged? Ageing workers in Australia's labour market

Kossen, Chris and O'Leary, Jane (2011) Privileged elite or double-y disadvantaged? Ageing workers in Australia's labour market. Diversity Matters (72). pp. 1-4.


What is the state-of-play for mature-aged workers in the Australian labour market? Are they a 'disadvantaged group' or instead part of the privileged elite? This article co-authored by Dr Chris Kossen, University of Southern Queensland and Dr Jane O'Leary, DCA's Research Director, considers this issue and in the process, raises the concept of employment 'scarring' and offers suggestions for employers seeking to address 'grey walls and ceilings' associated with this social phenomenon.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source. Contact: Dr Chris Kossen,
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2014 07:06
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2014 07:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: mature-aged workers; marginalised mature-aged workers, labour force marginalisation; age discrimination
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150306 Industrial Relations
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160512 Social Policy
14 Economics > 1401 Economic Theory > 140104 Microeconomic Theory
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910202 Human Capital Issues

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