Ageing and Employment Policies
- 1990-1011 (online)
- 1990-102X (print)
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.
Ageing and Employment Policies: Netherlands 2014
Working Better with Age
- 16 Apr 2014
- 9789264208155 (PDF) ;9789264208148(print)
Given the ageing challenges, there is an increasing pressure in OECD countries to further boost the employability of the working-age population over the coming decades. This report provides an overview of policy iniatives implemented over the past decade in the Netherlands and identifies areas where more should be done, covering both supply-side and demand-side aspects. To give better incentives to carry on working, the report recommends to promote longer contribution periods in the second-pillar pension schemes, and ensure better information and transparency of pension schemes, with a special focus on groups with low financial literacy. On the side of employers, it is important to progress towards more age-neutral hiring decisions and wage-setting procedures with more focus on performance and less on tenure and seniority. To improve the employability of older workers, the focus should be to promote training measures for older unemployed which are directly linked to a specific job. The large diversity in municipal "Work-First"programmes should be utilised in designing mor effective activation policies targetted on those at risk of losing contact with the labour market.
- Ageing and Employment Policies/Vieillissement et politiques de l'emploi: Germany 2005
- Ageing and Employment Policies: Norway 2013
- Ageing and Employment Policies/Vieillissement et politiques de l'emploi: Ireland 2006
- Ageing and Employment Policies/Vieillissement et politiques de l'emploi: Denmark 2005
- Ageing and Employment Policies/Vieillissement et politiques de l'emploi: Netherlands 2005
- Live Longer, Work Longer