Resources: Reports and information on issues relating to older people

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Eurofound’s work to date has addressed the challenges of Europe’s changing demographic profile – and the issues of work, care and inclusion arising from it – from multiple perspectives.

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The European Quality of Life Survey includes age-related findings in relation to various dimensions of quality of life in Europe. These are covered in the overview report on Quality of Life in Europe: Impacts of the crisis and in further analyses of specific aspects of quality of life in reports on Subjective well-being, Quality of society and public services and  Social inequalities. Age variables can also be used to explore the data in the associated Survey Mapping Tool.

Foundation findings – Drawing on experience: Older women workers in Europe highlights the role of older women who work in Europe. Employment rates for older women workers have been increasing in the EU and they represent an increasing proportion of the workforce, especially in the 55–64 years age group.

A series of info sheets on ‘Living longer, working better’ from 2011 covers: Older people and volunteering, Work after retirement, Older workers in the recession and Promoting good working conditions.

Eurofound’s observatories and network of correspondents have also provided regular updates on ageing and work.

The European Commission’s The EU contribution to active ageing and solidarity between generations outlines the EU’s role in ensuring active ageing, while the Social Europe guide Demography, active ageing and pensions provides an overview of demographic change in Europe and describes efforts to promote active ageing.

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