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Age, obsolescence and unemployment, older men in the British industrial system, 1920-1939
 — a research note
Author(s)Stuart M Riddle
Journal titleAgeing and Society, vol 4, part 4, December 1984
Pagespp 517-524
KeywordsOlder men ; Employment of older people ; Unemployment ; Histories.
AnnotationThe position of the older person in society as well as in the workforce is receiving an increasing amount of attention at the present time. However there is very little historical knowledge as to the forces which shaped the withdrawal of older persons from gainful economic activity earlier this century. The research outlined below explores some of the precedents which shaped contemporary attitudes towards older workers in general, and the relationship between age and unemployment in particular - during a period of low labour demand. (KJ).
Accession NumberCPA-930423090 A
ClassmarkBC: GC: WH6: 6A

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