Age and Reemployment Success After Job Loss: An Integrative Model and Meta-Analysis

Connie R. Wanberg, Ruth Kanfer, Darla J. Hamann, Zhen Zhang

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Abstract

Despite widespread popular concern about what it means to be over 40 and unemployed, little attention has been paid in the literature to clarifying the role of age within the job seeking experience. Extending theory, we propose mechanisms by which chronological age affects job search and reemployment outcomes after job loss. Through a meta-analysis and examination of 2 supplemental datasets, we examine 5 questions: (a) How strong is the relationship between age and reemployment speed? (b) Does age disadvantage individuals with respect to other reemployment outcomes?

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPsychological Bulletin
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StateAccepted/In press - May 25 2015

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Keywords

  • Age
  • Aging
  • Job loss
  • Job search
  • Unemployment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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Age and Reemployment Success After Job Loss : An Integrative Model and Meta-Analysis. / Wanberg, Connie R.; Kanfer, Ruth; Hamann, Darla J.; Zhang, Zhen.

In: Psychological Bulletin, 25.05.2015.

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