Their topics include theoretical and conceptual issues in the extended working lives
agenda, the Australian empirical landscape of extended working lives
: a gender perspective, extended working lives
in Germany from a gender and life-course perspective: a country in policy transition, Sweden: an extended working life policy that overlooks gender considerations, and whether 70 is the new 60: extending American women's and men's working lives
This gives people a measure of control over how their working lives
are organised and gives greater employee loyalty and commitment.
Conceptualising womenEs working lives
; moving the boundaries of discourse.
As a result of this, employees are motivated to stay on the job and perform well, feeling that their working lives
fit well with their private lives, affording a balance between the two in terms of personal values.
Women tend to start their careers with very high levels of employee engagement which then show a steady drop over the course of their working lives
until, at the end of their careers, they "bounce' back", albeit not as dramatically as their male colleagues.
People without children also experience spillover from their working lives
on to their relationships, recreation, households, health and well- being (Pocock et al 2007).
The yearly national survey by the Healthcare Commission confirms that improvements have been made in a number of areas of staff's working lives
over the past 12 months.
HUNDREDS of staff at Nuneaton's George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, one of the largest employers in the borough, are being given the chance to give their views on their working lives
Granting employees more control over their working lives
results in increased productivity, lower absenteeism and a happier, less stressed workforce.