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    The art trade
    Casey, B ; Taylor, P ; Eckstein, J ; Moody, D ; Muir, A ; Shaw, C (Informa UK Limited, 1995-01)
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    Utilising older workers
    TAYLOR, P ; Walker, A (Department of Employment, 1995)
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    Managing an Ageing Workforce in Britain and France
    Guillemard, A-M ; Taylor, P ; Walker, A (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 1996-10)
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    Age discrimination and public policy
    Taylor, P ; Walker, A (MCB UNIV PRESS LTD, 1997-01-01)
    Reviews government and employer policies towards older workers and shows that there has been a massive decline in economic activity among older workers over the last two decades. The major cause is identified as economic recession which has encouraged employers, with the support of government, to target older workers for redundancy. In addition, older workers have been over‐represented in declining industries. Once out in the labour market older workers face considerable age discrimination. Recently, population ageing has encouraged all political parties to revise their policies on age and employment. Each now recognizes the value of older workers, although there is fundamental disagreement about the best means of encouraging employers to change their practices. The then Conservative government favoured a voluntary approach while the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats have been more favourably disposed towards comprehensive legislation outlawing age discrimination. Argues that a combination of both approaches is desirable and, moreover, that it will also be necessary to revise policies on training, pensions and social security.
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    Combatting Age Barriers in Job Recruitment and Training
    Taylor, P ; Walker, A (Informa UK Limited, 1995-03-01)
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    Combating Age Discrimination in Employment: Education versus Legislation
    Taylor, P ; Walker, A (Informa UK Limited, 1995-09-01)
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    Factors Associated with Employment Status in Later Working Life
    Jackson, PR ; Taylor, PE (SAGE Publications, 1994-12-01)
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    THE AGING WORKFORCE - EMPLOYERS ATTITUDES TOWARDS OLDER-PEOPLE
    TAYLOR, PE ; WALKER, A (SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, 1994-12-01)
    This article reports the results of a national postal survey of employers' attitudes and policies towards older workers supported by the ESRC. The survey's key findings are discussed in the context of the declining labour force participation of older people over the last twenty years and the recent turnaround in official and some employer attitudes towards this group. Findings of particular importance are those relating to the sectoral differences in employers' orientations towards older workers, such as the larger proportion of those in the production and construction than in the service sectors who were using early retirement schemes and the differences in strategic responses to the ageing workforce, with the service sector leading production, construction and manufacturing; the impact of employers' perceptions of older workers' lack of appropriate skills which, when coupled with figures illustrating the lack of access of older people to both official and employer training programmes, suggests a self-fulfilling prophecy; and the surprising support given by employers for anti-age discrimination legislation. Data from the survey are also used to test the model put forward by Atkinson (1989) suggesting that employers' policies develop incrementally. The article concludes by arguing that the educative approach favoured by the government is not likely to have a significant impact on the employment prospects of older workers. Therefore this group is likely to be increasingly confined to a choice between low-skill/low-wage jobs in the service sector or non-employment.
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    Dealing with age discrimination in England: The merits of education vs. legislation
    Taylor, P ; Walker, A (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 1993-09-01)
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    Employers and older workers
    TAYLOR, P ; Walker, A (Department of Employment, 1993)