Ageing and Employment Policies

1990-1011 (online)
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People today are living longer than ever before, while birth rates are dropping in the majority of OECD countries. Such demographics raise the question: are current public social expenditures adequate and sustainable? Older workers play a crucial role in the labour market. Now that legal retirement ages are rising, fewer older workers are retiring early, but at the same time those older workers who have lost their job after the age of 50 have tended to remain in long term unemployment.  What can countries do to help? How can they give older people better work incentives and opportunities? These reports offer analysis and assessment on what the best policies are for fostering employability, job mobility and labour demand at an older age.

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21 June 2005
9789264009721 (PDF) ;9789264009714(print)

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Faced with rapid population ageing and unsustainable pension schemes, OECD countries are looking at ways to encourage labour market participation by older people. This book examines the the situation in Australia by looking at barriers to employment to older workers, assessing adequacy of measures to overcome these barriers, and making policy recommendations for improvement. This book is published in English only, but includes a French translation of the Executive Summary and Recommendations.

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary and Recommendations
Chapter 1. The Challenge Ahead
-The Demographic Realities
-Potential Impacts of an Ageing Labour Force
Chapter 2. The Labour Market Situation of Older Workers
Chapter 3. Striking the Right Balance: Income Support and Work Incentives for Older People
Chapter 4. Encouraging Employers to Retain and Hire Older People
Chapter 5. Helping Older Workers to Carry On Working
Chapter 6. Ensuring Policies are Comprehensive and Coherent

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