Making Work More Flexible: Opportunities and Evidence

Source: Melissa A. Hardy, AARP Public Policy Institute Insight on the Issues report, November 2008

From the press release:
This report examines the availability of and barriers to flexible work options, with a particular focus on older workers and phased retirement. There is growing evidence that flexible work options benefit both employers and employees; nonetheless, many employers remain skeptical of them, fearing that labor costs, output, or administrative efficiency will be unfavorably affected. In addition to availability, this report considers the utilization of and demand for workplace flexibility. Although many aspects of flexibility can benefit workers of any age, the desire of some older workers to phase into retirement introduces some special considerations.

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