Role of governments and social partners in keeping older workers in the labour market

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Updated
09 June 2013
Published
29 April 2013
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Abstract

With the average age of the population rising, people aged 55–64 make up an increasing share of workers in Europe. This demographic shift, as well as ongoing threats to the sustainability of national welfare and pension systems, has increased pressure for reforms to encourage longer careers. This report maps initiatives at national or sectoral level taken by governments and social partners to keep older workers in the labour market. Some measures involve financial incentives to work longer while others look at ways to enhance working conditions. An executive summary is also available - see Related content.
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    Number of Pages: 
    50
    Reference No: 
    EF1323
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    Role of governments and social partners in keeping older workers in the labour market

    With the average age of the population rising, people aged 55–64 make up an increasing share of workers in Europe. This demographic shift, as well as ongoing threats to the sustainability of national welfare and pension systems, has increased pressure for reforms to encourage longer careers. This report maps initiatives at national or sectoral level taken by governments and social partners to keep older workers in the labour market. Some measures involve financial incentives to work longer while others look at ways to enhance working conditions.

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  • Executive summary

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    2
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    EF13231
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    Role of governments and social partners in keeping older workers in the labour market - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
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    This report examines initiatives at national and sectoral level taken by governments and social partners across Europe to keep older workers in the labour market. Based primarily on the contributions of 28 national correspondents of the European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO), it looks at initiatives and measures introduced to improve working conditions, enhance the health and work environment of workers and promote training and employability of older workers, all designed to encourage workers to stay in the workplace for longer. Read more in the report - see Related content.
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