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COVID-19 and mature workers


CEPAR's Senior Research Fellow Daniela Andrei and Research Fellow Jane Chong presented research on COVID-19 and Mature Workers at the recent Policy Dialogue on Mature Workers in Organisations. The hybrid-style event brought together Australian and international experts, policymakers, industry representatives and researchers to consider current and future challenges of the ageing workforce It was held at the Australian National University on 10 June.

The presentation first introduced the importance of studying mature workers in the context of the pandemic due to the unique combination of factors that this group of workers face, such as higher morbidity rates and pre-existing barriers to employment that have been amplified by COVID-19. It then highlighted wider research on COVID-19 and mature workers before diving into the CEPAR team’s contribution to the literature.