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Published: 05 March 2015

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780199974450

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Unfinished Work

The Struggle to Build an Aging American Workforce

Joseph Coleman

  • This book brings readers face-to-face with the unavoidable truth that the population is going to have to work longer as life expectancy improves, and companies and policymakers will play key roles in making this workforce transition possible and successful.
  • The author mixes narrative accounts of workers' struggles with adaptation together with an analysis of company and government policies, social science research, and expert opinions.
  • Stories and analyses explore the state of the aging workforces in Japan, France, Sweden, and the United States.
  • 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, which featured the unveiling of the bullet train, the nose cone of which was produced by workers featured in the book.

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