Female Mature Age Workers
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This paper examines how several implications revolve around the increasing numbers of female and mature age workers in the workforce throughout the world, not the least of which involve job-related injuries, insurance coverage, and worker's compensation settlements. The paper further looks at how several factors have attributed to this occurrence, such as an overall improvement in health and living conditions as furnished by technological advances, longer life spans, as well as numerous sociological factors which enable and encourage women to become financially independent and support themselves. The paper attempts to examine just what effects these particular stratifications of laborers will have on the workforce to determine what, if any, ramifications their burgeoning presence has on this resource which is so vital to global economies. The paper concludes that age and gender is a definite contributing factor to the costs, duration, prevalence and severity of work related injuries.
From the Paper:"On the whole, women tend to occupy positions which are more nurturing and supportive in nature than those for men, which tend to be more managerial, technical, or highly demanding in manual, physical labor. Women can more frequently be found in employment roles which involve high levels of repetition, little control and even less decision-making power, all of which contributes to the nature of injuries they are far more likely to incur than men are. Even in cases where men and women occupy the same positions, men are likely to be paid more and to be advanced further and sooner than women are, as well as to be designated different tasks. These factors, in addition to the plethora of domestic responsibilities women have outside of the workplace, explain the pattern of work related injuries for women to frequently include stress-related illness and afflictions related to over-exertion such as musculoskeletal disorders--the latter of which may include chronic issues with their backs, hands, and knees."
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