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


This project was submitted on 26/02/2014, published on 23/04/2013 by Eurofound

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.

(©European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, 2013, Dublin Ireland,

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