Age diversity in career development case studies and interviews, UK and Hong Kong

Flynn, Matthew (2017). Age diversity in career development case studies and interviews, UK and Hong Kong. [Data Collection]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive. 10.5255/UKDA-SN-851630

This research will investigate how Nussbaum and Sen’s Capabilities Approach (CA) can be used by employers, employees and unions to develop quality work which can enable older workers to delay retirement. It will apply CA to an organisational context. Within four case study organisations, the research team will: •through interviews with managers and employee representatives identify current employment practices in relation to work and retirement •using a questionnaire developed with the CA conceptual framework, survey employees on how they define and seek to achieve quality work; whether quality work will lead to delayed retirement; and how workplace factors enable them to achieve their goals •in collaboration with older workers, their managers and employee representatives, and using data from the survey, identify management interventions to better enable older workers to achieving quality work. The research will be conducted in the UK and Hong Kong. In addition to assessing the applicability of CA to managing work and retirement, the research will also compare older workers’ work orientation and employers’ age management practices within these two contrasting institutional and cultural contexts.

Data description (abstract)

Qualitative data on contrasts and comparisons of age management in career development and retirement in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. The data collection contains 47 transcripts based on seven case studies, with focus on social care, schools and banking in the UK and Hong Kong, plus a community organisation representing Hong Kong migrants in the UK. Each employer case study includes interviews with managers, employee representatives, and group discussions with employees. The community organisation case study includes interviews with organisers, volunteers, and activists. Stakeholder interviews with TUC, CIPD, ENEI and Age UK are also included.

Data creators:
Creator Name Affiliation ORCID (as URL)
Flynn Matthew Newcastle University
Name Affiliation ORCID (as URL)
Chan Alfred Lingnan University
Ma Carol Lingnan University
Chan Chad Lingnan University
Chatrakul Uracha Middlesex University
Chiva Tony Life Planning Association
Wong Louise Wai Yin
Schroder Heike Vienna University
Sponsors: ESRC, Research Grant Council (Hong Kong)
Grant reference: ES/I028072/2
Topic classification: Social welfare policy and systems
Social stratification and groupings
Labour and employment
Keywords: employers, workers, migrants, age discrimination, institutional role, pension benefits
Project title: Bilateral (Hong Kong): Age Diversity: Applying the Capabilities Approach to Career Development Across the Life Course
Grant holders: Matthew Flynn, Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya
Project dates:
31 December 201330 September 2014
Date published: 19 Nov 2017 07:54
Last modified: 19 Nov 2017 07:54

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