Out of the , people who have never worked and are now looking for jobs, , are women and 40, are over the age of 40, having spent their young adult years raising a family. And nearly 5. Out of the 4, people aged between 50 and 54 looking for their first job, nearly 4, are women, and in the case of the 55 to 59 age-group, a total of 81 per cent of the overall 9, are female. According to Francisco Mesonero, director-general of recruitment centre chain ADECCO, most of the women over 40 who have never worked and are now looking for a job have few or no academic qualifications. In the case of the younger end of the age-scale, or those whose adult children are forced to live with them or who are caring for elderly parents, their responsibilities in the home prevent them from being flexible about working hours or being able to relocate to take up a job. Mesonero says that in spite of the lack of formal qualifications these women hold, they are nevertheless usually resourceful, competent, organised and conscientious people who are capable of time management and multi-tasking, and not afraid of hard work. All this needs to be exploited to the maximum by employers, channelled in the right direction and combined with 'express' qualifications to open more doors to them. But they are at an extra disadvantage, because the PP government's proposed labour reform includes incentives to companies to take on workers aged 30 and under, but not for those in their 50s or 60s — and despite the fact that somethings are still in their prime, potential employers already often consider them 'too old'. Mesonero believes the unemployment crisis has not yet hit its lowest point, and expects a further , jobs to be axed this year. Jobless figures already exceed five million, and are getting close to a quarter of the population of Spain.
The report published in the Journal of Aging Studies finds that as they get older, both men and women report having fewer sexual partners — often no sexual partners — as a result of cultural beliefs and the biological and social effects of aging. However, larger numbers of women report having no partners and at earlier ages than men. Those who have reached middle age and are married or living with a partner fare better, although many report that frequency of the sexual activity has declined. However, the study focuses on those aged 40 to 59 who are single, divorced or widowed since the limited social scientific research on aging, gender and sexuality has mainly looked at sexual activity among married middle-aged and older people. However, better-educated women may also enjoy more opportunities to meet potential partners than less well-educated women. Of the group, a little over 56 percent were women and about 43 percent were men and they are representative of the United States population overall in terms of racial and ethnic background, socioeconomic status and religion. The 1,, who are aged 53 to 72 today, responded to the National Health and Social Life Survey NHSLS , a project that gathered detailed information about sexuality not available elsewhere.
In an increasingly young, tech-savvy workplace, the prospect of searching for a new job when you are above 40 can seem pretty daunting. Sreeradha D. Basu speaks to experts on how to go about your job search if you are plus. Unfortunately, a lot of people over 40 live in fear of not being 'in the league' anymore. There is a perception that middle-aged workers are less on top of new developments in technology and not as flexible to learn about it. In a world that is being flooded by new media and technology, it is imperative for the older workforce to be flexible and adopt some of the new technologies," he says. Change is inevitable and after almost two decades of experience, work processes must have gone numerous changes. SJ Raj says that people should be open to embracing cultural and altitudinal changes in the workplace. Most seasoned professionals often underestimate the power and strength of their network and professional relationships they have built over time. Experienced professionals often shortsell themselves knowing that they are competing with a younger pool of candidates for a desired job.
By the time you reach your 40s , it may seem like you're stuck in your ways. You've got the same habits—both good and bad—that you've been practicing for years, if not decades. But since your 40s are a time when your body, your interests, and your responsibilities undergo significant changes, your habits should, too—especially in terms of your health. With that in mind, here are 40 habits you're going to want to make part of your daily life from here on out, according to medical and health professionals. Your bad habits are no doubt deeply ingrained by the time you are in your 40s, but by this stage of life, you also have a clear sense of the kind of damage they can cause. Your 40s are the time to take a closer look at your behaviors and nip your vices in the bud. Schedule annual or semi-annual physicals with your physician and be sure you are following the doctor's orders. Cancer rates also rise as we age , so screening tests become more important in our 40s.