Economic Crises and the Elderly
AbstractEconomic crises in the last decades have swept elderly workers more than younger workers out of employment. But now the tide is turning. In affluent societies, elderly workers will have more opportunities of being employed in meaningful and well-paid jobs than ever before. On account of demographic changes, fewer (younger) workers will be around and most of the reasons that in the past have induced employers to lay off older rather than younger workers will disappear. Future employment strategies will have to focus more on an optimal age mix and on benefitting from the full potential of the elderly.
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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2011
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ageing workforce; age productivity profiles; recruiting of elderly; employment of elderly;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGE-2011-03-12 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2011-03-12 (All new papers)
- NEP-EUR-2011-03-12 (Microeconomic European Issues)
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