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Research & Trends

5 reports that caught our eye the week of Sept. 1, 2019

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Each week, CERIC is on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are five reports that we found interesting this week:

Working Better With Age (OECD)

People today are living longer than ever before, but what is a boon for individuals can be challenging for societies. Improving employment prospects of older workers will be crucial. What can countries do to help? How can they give older people better work incentives and opportunities? This report provides a synthesis of the main challenges and policy recommendations together with a set of international best practices to foster employability, labour demand and incentives to work at an older age.

Improving the employment prospects of young people (Government of Australia)

This resource for career practitioners looks at how the labour market is evolving, challenges youth are facing in determining their pathways forward and resources to help students plan for their future.

Age and job fit: The relationship between demands-ability fit and retirement and health (Journal of Occupational Health Psychology)

Understanding the antecedents of retirement and health is increasingly important given the proportion of older adults in the global workforce. Results indicated that as the congruence between workers’ reasoning abilities and job demands increased, workers reported fewer chronic health conditions. When reasoning abilities required by a job exceeded worker abilities, workers reported more health conditions and were more likely to be retired versus working.

Innovation and public attitudes in Britain: Challenges for policy-makers (The Policy Institute)

In this paper, which draws on contributions from researchers at King’s College London, Ipsos MORI and the Centre for London, the writers set out briefly the challenges in developing artificial intelligence, review public attitudes to innovation and summarize the key challenges for policy-makers.

The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow (McKinsey Global Institute)

Until recently, most research on the potential effects of automation has focused on the national-level effects. This report analyzes more than 3,000 US counties and 315 cities and finds they are on sharply different paths. Automation is not happening in a vacuum, and the health of local economies today will affect their ability to adapt and thrive in the face of the changes that lie ahead.


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Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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