2015 American Working Conditions Survey: Focus on Older versus Younger Workers

34 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2017

See all articles by Nicole Maestas

Nicole Maestas

Harvard Medical School - Department of Health Care Policy

Kathleen J. Mullen

RAND Corporation

David Powell

RAND Corporation

Jeffrey B. Wenger

RAND Corporation; American University - School of Public Affairs

Till Von Wachter

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics

Date Written: December 1, 2016

Abstract

In this report we highlight findings on the differing job demands of older versus younger workers from the 2015 American Working Conditions Survey (AWCS), a new nationally representative survey of U.S. workers ages 25-71. We find that generally older workers (over age 50) report better working conditions than younger workers, with some exceptions (e.g., on-the-job training, prospects for career advancement).

Keywords: Older Workers, Working Conditions

Suggested Citation

Maestas, Nicole and Mullen, Kathleen J. and Powell, David and Wenger, Jeffrey B. and Von Wachter, Till, 2015 American Working Conditions Survey: Focus on Older versus Younger Workers (December 1, 2016). American University School of Public Affairs Research Paper No. 3025584. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3025584 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3025584

Nicole Maestas (Contact Author)

Harvard Medical School - Department of Health Care Policy ( email )

180 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
United States

Kathleen J. Mullen

RAND Corporation ( email )

1776 Main Street
P.O. Box 2138
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
United States
310-393-0411 x6265 (Phone)
310-260-8156 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://works.bepress.com/kathleen_mullen

David Powell

RAND Corporation ( email )

1776 Main Street
P.O. Box 2138
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
United States

Jeffrey B. Wenger

RAND Corporation ( email )

1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA
United States
310 393 0411 (Phone)

American University - School of Public Affairs ( email )

Washington, DC 20016
United States

Till Von Wachter

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics ( email )

8283 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1477
United States

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
38
Abstract Views
237
PlumX Metrics