Title: Investigating the perception of the elderly on the future of labour market

Authors: Ha-Yeon Jang; Young-Min Lee

Addresses: Program of Human Resource Development Policy, Sookmyung Women's University, #1019, Sunheon-gwan, Chungpa-dong, Youngsan-gu, Seoul, 04310, South Korea ' Graduate School of Human Resource Development, Sookmyung Women's University, #1019, Sunheon-gwan, Chungpa-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04310, South Korea

Abstract: This study aims to explore the future labour market, which faces significant changes, using Q methodology. The Ken-Q Analysis program was used to analyse the result. The results found that elderly workers' perceptions about the future labour market can be divided into four categories: 'positive future acceptance', 'pessimistic human-machine collaboration', 'pessimistic job polarisation', and 'ultra-pessimistic frustrated job seeker'. Based on the study results, the study seeks to suggest directions for Korea's employment policies to brace for the future labour market and suggest implications for international countries to develop for new employment policy.

Keywords: elderly; elderly workers; future labour market; Q methodology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTGM.2020.104905

International Journal of Trade and Global Markets, 2020 Vol.13 No.1, pp.71 - 80

Received: 31 Oct 2018
Accepted: 08 Mar 2019

Published online: 06 Feb 2020 *

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