Philip Taylor

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Philip Taylor

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Federation University Australia

Philip Taylor joined Federation University Australia on its founding in January 2014. Previously he has held positions at Monash University, Swinburne University of Technology and the University of Cambridge. He has researched and written in the field of age and the labour market for almost 25 years. He leads a major program of research on ageing workforces and has a strong national and international reputation in the field.

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16 Aug 2017

Ageism isn’t the only barrier keeping older workers out of jobs (full article)

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Governments internationally are pushing out the ages at which pensions can be claimed and influential bodies such as the OECD are pointing to the inevitably of longer working lives as the average...

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18 Jul 2017

Australia, along with the other developed economies, is grappling with the implications of an ageing population. Concerns about increasing welfare costs and shortfalls of labour supply have brought with them calls to prolong working lives. However, current public policy is inadequate if the...

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22 Mar 2017

The Victorian government’s announcement of an early retirement scheme aimed at redeploying some workers (losing their jobs due to the Hazelwood power station closure) to another power generator in the Latrobe Valley has been welcomed in many quarters. It is considered smart politics and policy,...

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Article

30 Aug 2010

Older workers are an important element of a diverse response to labour shortages, writes Philip Taylor and his research collaborators

EMPLOYERS HAVE adopted a diverse response to problems of labour supply, according to a survey of almost 600 Queensland public and private sector employers...

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9 Aug 2010

LAST WEEK Tony Abbott announced that if elected to government, the Coalition would offer a financial incentive to employers who recruit and retain older workers for a minimum of six months. Under the scheme, an employer taking on a worker aged over 50 who is on a pension or other government...

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Commentary

12 Feb 2010

Australia needs a comprehensive strategy for our ageing society, write Philip Taylor, Elizabeth Brooke, Erin Watson and Tia di Biase

GREETED with a largely uncritical media response, the federal government’s recent announcement of a Productive Ageing Package (12) of policies targeting...