Age-Differentiated Work Systems

  • Christopher Marc Schlick
  • Ekkehart Frieling
  • Jürgen Wegge

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Christopher M. Schlick, Ekkehart Frieling, Jürgen Wegge
    Pages 1-24
  3. Thomas Zwick, Christian Göbel, Jan Fries
    Pages 25-44
  4. Gert Zülch, Martin Waldherr, Marcel Becker
    Pages 65-87
  5. Birgit Claudia Ries, Stefan Diestel, Meir Shemla, Susanne Christina Liebermann, Franziska Jungmann, Jürgen Wegge et al.
    Pages 89-118
  6. Guido Hertel, Markus Thielgen, Cornelia Rauschenbach, Anna Grube, Christian Stamov-Roßnagel, Stefan Krumm
    Pages 119-147
  7. Andreas Müller, Barbara Heiden, Matthias Weigl, Jürgen Glaser, Peter Angerer
    Pages 175-199
  8. Ekkehart Frieling, Daniel Kotzab, José Alonso Enríquez Díaz, Alina Sytch
    Pages 201-226
  9. Holger Rademacher, Ralph Bruder, Max Bierwirth, Dorothee Müglich, Andrea Sinn-Behrendt, Kurt Landau
    Pages 227-251
  10. Kerstin Börner, Christian Scherf, Bianca Leitner-Mai, Birgit Spanner-Ulmer
    Pages 253-277
  11. Melanie Hahn, Nele Wild-Wall, Michael Falkenstein
    Pages 299-317
  12. Michael Sengpiel, Malte Sönksen, Hartmut Wandke
    Pages 319-345
  13. Christopher M. Schlick, Sebastian Vetter, Jennifer Bützler, Nicole Jochems, Susanne Mütze-Niewöhner
    Pages 347-368
  14. Herbert Heuer, Mathias Hegele, Miya Kato Rand
    Pages 369-390
  15. Claudia Voelcker-Rehage, Eva-Maria Reuter, Solveig Vieluf, Ben Godde
    Pages 391-415
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 445-448

About this book


The disproportionate aging of the population of working age in many nations around the world is a unique occurrence in the history of humankind. In the light of demographic change, it is becoming increasingly important to develop and use the potential of older employees.

This edited volume Age-differentiated Work Systems provides a final report on a six-year priority program funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and presents selected research findings of 17 interdisciplinary project teams. The idea is that it will serve both as a reference book and overview of the current state of research in ergonomics, occupational psychology and related disciplines. It provides new models, methods, and procedures for analyzing and designing age-differentiated work systems with the aim of supporting subject matter experts from different areas in their decisions on labor and employment policies. Therefore over 40 laboratory experiments involving 2,000 participants and 50 field studies involving over 25,000 employees were conducted.

Further objectives of the edited volume were to provide a pluridisciplinary compilation of the extensive information acquired over the six-year program period, to illustrate the range of the research field, and to convey an integrated understanding of age-differentiated work systems to readers.


Age-differentiated work systems Aging Population Aging Workforce Demographic Change Elderly Workers Life span design of work systems Working conditions and recommendations

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher Marc Schlick
    • 1
  • Ekkehart Frieling
    • 2
  • Jürgen Wegge
    • 3
  1. 1., Inst. of Industrial EngineeringRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2., Institute of Industrial ScienceUniversity of KasselKasselGermany
  3. 3., Inst. of Work-, Organisational- andTU DresdenDresdenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-35056-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-35057-3
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