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Blue collar timescapes: work, health, and pension eligibility age for mature age Australian bus drivers

LaBond, Christine; Banwell, Cathy; Pescud, Melanie; Doan, Tinh; Strazdins, Lyndall


Assumptions about time, value, labour, and health coalesce in the policy decision to extend the pension eligibility age in Australia from 65 to 67 years. Acknowledging the multiple, often incompatible ways in which time is conceptualised and experienced, we question the expectation of extending Australians´┐Ż working lives. Drawing on semi-structured interviews with 19 male and female bus drivers over the age of 55 in Australia, we illustrate that older blue collar workers may accumulate...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Public Health


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