Ita Buttrose may be right. The evidence does suggest younger workers are less resilient. But we shouldn't make too much of it.
What's in a word? Plenty, when it comes to the choices we use to describe people over 60. Stigma against older people that has been evident during the COVID-19 pandemic shows why it's time to change.
The federal government wants more older people to keep working. Our research suggests this requires dramatically reconfiguring work options.
A corrosive ageism in Australian politics overvalues the new, while discounting experience. If the US and UK can see the value in older politicians, why can't we?
A two-year study finds dissatisfaction with current arrangements, but also identifies small changes that can make a big difference in helping to find suitable jobs for older workers.
Young and old job seekers use the same methods to look for work, but young people have the highest unemployment rates.
Research demonstrates the younger generation do see the older generation as competitors but we can change this adversarial relationship in the workplace.