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Abstract

2015 American Working Conditions Survey: Focus on Older Versus Younger Workers
Nicole Maestas, Kathleen Mullen, David Powell and Till M. von Wachter
WP 2016-362

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).

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