While perceived and/or real age discrimination has been identified as a factor limiting options for older adults, less is known about factors that mitigate against such perceptions of unfairness and injustice.The Fall Institute will focus on the positive side of that equation-what workplace policies and practices enhance the prospects of justice and inclusion for older workers, especially issues faced by certain vulnerable, marginalized groups of older adults (URM)?
This Request for Proposals from the Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work aims to:
develop and test new measures for identifying workplace fairness and inclusion from both the employers' and the employees' perspective;
highlight promising programs and policies that enhance employees' perception of justice and inclusion.
Toward that end, we invite two kinds of proposals from members of the Network:
Analyses of existing data (qualitative or quantitative) that will shed light on strategies for increasing the sense of justice and inclusion in the workplace;
New measures that assess employers' and/or employees' perception of justice and inclusion;
Small-scale pilot intervention studies testing policies and practices that are believed to enhance a sense of inclusion and justice but are as yet empirically untested.