Ageing and Employment Policies

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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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Ageing and Employment Policies/Vieillissement et politiques de l'emploi: Germany 2005

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22 Nov 2005
9789264012745 (PDF) ;9789264012738(print)

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This report, part of a series covering around 20 OECD countries, contains a survey of Germany's main barriers to employment for older workers, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to overcome these barriers, and a set of policy recommendations to further action by public authorities and social partners. These recommendations are designed to alleviate some of the pension and health care pressures governments are facing because of ageing populations.

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary and Policy Recommendations
Resume et principales recommandations
Chapter 1. The Challenge Ahead
Chapter 2. Older Workers in the German Labour Market
Chapter 3. Providing Social Protection while Enhancing Work Incentives
Chapter 4. Progress in Removing Demand-Side Barriers
Chapter 5. Sustaining Employability and Promoting the Job Search of Older Workers
Chapter 6. Confronting Policy Dilemmas and Obstacles

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