Complementing AAI at the meso level: The Silver Work Index

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The Silver Work Index (SWI) intends to complement the AAI with a quantitative index centring on work in retirement age. It is intended to support evidence-informed strategies for dealing with the challenges of an ageing population in organizations. The SWI will allow for a comparison between organizations and promote good practices towards a more active role for older people. This chapter describes the steps of index development, thus laying the groundwork for a new, innovative, meso-level quantitative index that would capture age-friendly employment practices in eight dimensions of good organizational practices. The results contribute to an understanding of how to improve organizational practices involving older employees. Overall, the SWI complements the AAI by focusing on good organizational practices that support the participation of older employees.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding Evidence for Active Ageing Policies : Active Ageing Index and its Potential
EditorsAsghar Zaidi, Sarah Harper, Kenneth Howse, Giovanni Lamura, Jolanta Perek-Bialas
Number of pages20
Place of PublicationSingapur
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan USA
Publication date07.02.2018
ISBN (Print)978-981-10-6016-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-10-6017-5
Publication statusPublished - 07.02.2018

    Research areas

  • Business psychology - Active ageing, Bridge employment, Index, Older employees, Retirement, Silver work, Work