Aging Aging (semantics) Webster: To grow old or show signs of growing old (gerontology: the scientific study of the process of aging and of the problems of aged(?) people); (NIA, 1978: older/senior 55-64; elderly 65-74; aged 75-84; very aged 85+). Occupational Gerontology: Older Employee: 45- 64 years Elderly Employee: 65+ years
Occupational Gerontology = Human Gerontology during the working life At 50 years: start of psychosocial decline (especially at work) Increased vulnerability to Work Stress Reduction in training and development Decreased employability Age-discrimination
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