The Palgrave Handbook of Age Diversity and Work

  • Emma Parry
  • Jean McCarthy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Emma Parry, Jean McCarthy
    Pages 1-14
  3. Perspectives on Age, Ageing, and Age Diversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Jeanette N. Cleveland, Madison Hanscom
      Pages 17-46
    3. Josje Dikkers, Annet De Lange, Beatrice Van der Heijden
      Pages 67-88
    4. Peter Urwin, Emma Parry
      Pages 89-109
    5. Deirdre FitzGerald, Alex Reid, Desmond O’Neill
      Pages 133-167
  4. Older Workers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Kristina Potočnik
      Pages 171-193
    3. Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Tay McNamara, Jacquelyn James, Cal Halvorsen
      Pages 195-224
    4. Anthony Chiva
      Pages 293-322
  5. Younger Workers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Eddy S. Ng, Sean T. Lyons, Linda Schweitzer
      Pages 325-344
    3. Luis Enrique Alonso, Carlos J. Fernández Rodríguez
      Pages 371-395
  6. Ageist Attitudes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. Jean McCarthy, Noreen Heraty
      Pages 399-422
    3. Joel T. Nadler, Rosey Morr, Samantha Naumann
      Pages 423-446
    4. Donald M. Truxillo, Franco Fraccaroli, Lale M. Yaldiz, Sara Zaniboni
      Pages 447-472
  7. Age Diversity in Context

  8. Managing an Age-Diverse Workforce

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 583-583
    2. Ulrike Fasbender, Jürgen Deller
      Pages 705-736
    3. Michelle M. Hammond, Gretchen Lester, Rachel Clapp-Smith, Michael Palanski
      Pages 737-759
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 761-767

About this book


This Handbook incorporates a variety of disciplines and approaches in order to provide a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the issues that result from increasing age diversity at work. Despite interest in this area exploding over the past few years amongst academics, practitioners and policy makers, the analysis of age diversity has remained primarily within disciplinary ‘silos’ such as Psychology or Sociology with a focus on ageing or generational differences, rather than a combination of approaches to understanding age diversity. Unique in its coverage of multiple perspectives, it considers not only generational and ageing perspectives to age diversity, but also highlights the importance of context in driving both the impact and response to this issue. The Palgrave Handbook of Age Diversity and Work includes contributions from leading scholars in age and generational diversity from across the world, discussing cutting-edge research findings about the nature and impact of age diversity and presenting approaches to managing this phenomenon. 


Workplace Millenials Generation X Human Resource management Generational sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Emma Parry
    • 1
  • Jean McCarthy
    • 2
  1. 1.Cranfield School of ManagementCranfield UniversityBedfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Personnel and Employment RelationsUniversity of LimerickLimerickIreland

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