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Title: The journey to work – a barrier to older workers
Authors: Talbot, Rachel
Nicolle, C.A.
Maguire, Martin
Rackliff, Lucy
Keywords: Journey to work
Older workers
Barrier
Solutions
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Helen Hamlyn Research Centre (Royal College of Art)
Citation: TALBOT, R. ... et al, 2011. The journey to work – a barrier to older workers. IN: Include 2011 Proceedings. 6th International Conference on Inclusive Design: The Role of Inclusive Design in Making Social Innovation Happen. Royal College of Art, London, UK, 18th-20th April.
Abstract: According to the National Audit Office, transport difficulties are one of the barriers to employment experienced by people aged 50 plus. Huber and Skidmore suggest that “the happiest grannies are those who achieved a balance of caring and part-time work.” However, difficult conflicts may arise for older workers regarding work location, travel arrangements, mode of travel, family or caring commitments, and the need for leisure time and a well-earned degree of freedom and flexibility. The journey to work is being investigated as a part of “Working Late”, a 4-year collaborative research project funded by the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme. Following evidence from discussion groups with domain experts, employer representatives and older workers, a questionnaire survey was conducted, both online and paper based, to quantify the scale of the problem. More focussed interviews then contribute towards design solutions and strategies which will support personally sustainable travel and well-being, not just for older people but for all employees.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8163
Publisher Link: http://www.hhc.rca.ac.uk/2968/all/1/include-2011.aspx
ISBN: 9781907342295
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