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Aging at Work: A Review of Recent Trends and Future Directions

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Department of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Little Mama Labs, Gradacacka 29, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Technological Centre of Furniture and Wood of the Region of Murcia (CETEM), C/Perales S/N, 30510 Yecla, Spain
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Telecommunication Networks Engineering Group, Technical University of Cartagena, 30202 Cartagena, Spain
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Faculty of Transport and Communications, University of Sarajevo, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, 1000 Skopje, North Macedonia
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Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, 500 03 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade da Beira Interior, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(20), 7659; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17207659
Received: 14 September 2020 / Revised: 11 October 2020 / Accepted: 14 October 2020 / Published: 20 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Promotion of Healthy Work)
Demographic data suggest a rapid aging trend in the active workforce. The concept of aging at work comes from the urgent requirement to help the aging workforce of the contemporary industries to maintain productivity while achieving a work and private life balance. While there is plenty of research focusing on the aging population, current research activities on policies covering the concept of aging at work are limited and conceptually different. This paper aims to review publications on aging at work, which could lead to the creation of a framework that targets governmental decision-makers, the non-governmental sector, the private sector, and all of those who are responsible for the formulation of policies on aging at work. In August 2019 we searched for peer-reviewed articles in English that were indexed in PubMed, IEEE Xplore, and Springer and published between 2008 and 2019. The keywords included the following phrases: “successful aging at work”, “active aging at work”, “healthy aging at work”, “productive aging at work”, and “older adults at work”. A total of 47,330 publications were found through database searching, and 25,187 publications were screened. Afterwards, 7756 screened publications were excluded from the further analysis, and a total of 17,431 article abstracts were evaluated for inclusion. Finally, further qualitative analysis included 1375 articles, of which about 24 are discussed in this article. The most prominent works suggest policies that encourage life-long learning, and a workforce that comprises both younger and older workers, as well as gradual retirement. View Full-Text
Keywords: aging at work; discrimination; growth; deficit; assistance; policy; legislation aging at work; discrimination; growth; deficit; assistance; policy; legislation
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Barakovic Husic, J.; Melero, F.J.; Barakovic, S.; Lameski, P.; Zdravevski, E.; Maresova, P.; Krejcar, O.; Chorbev, I.; Garcia, N.M.; Trajkovik, V. Aging at Work: A Review of Recent Trends and Future Directions. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 7659. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17207659

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Barakovic Husic J, Melero FJ, Barakovic S, Lameski P, Zdravevski E, Maresova P, Krejcar O, Chorbev I, Garcia NM, Trajkovik V. Aging at Work: A Review of Recent Trends and Future Directions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(20):7659. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17207659

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Barakovic Husic, Jasmina, Francisco J. Melero, Sabina Barakovic, Petre Lameski, Eftim Zdravevski, Petra Maresova, Ondrej Krejcar, Ivan Chorbev, Nuno M. Garcia, and Vladimir Trajkovik. 2020. "Aging at Work: A Review of Recent Trends and Future Directions" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 20: 7659. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17207659

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