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Age Management A Necessary Choice
The debate on managing the aging of the population has focused on the promotion of work in old age and the lengthening of careers. The result has been active labor policies aimed at the segment of workers close to retirement, to support their employability. Age management is defined as the sum of "measures that combat age barriers and/or promote age diversity and are oriented towards favoring maintenance of skills and desire of workers to remain at work beyond the age level at which they previously would have retired." Resistance in organizations to implementation of age management strategies is linked to a lack of information and knowledge on the issues of aging and work, the presence of unfavorable attitudes towards older workers, and the lack of adequate resources to be allocated in this area.