Older workers: Drivers and obstacles of labour market participation

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From an international comparative point of view the paper deals with driving forces and potential obstacles for the labor market participation of older workers. It goes into depth by focusing on four case studies that seem to be prototypical for different contexts. As Europe embraces a high variance of cultures of work and welfare state systems, Germany, Israel, Italy and Sweden were selected in order to examine the development and the situation of older workers in detail. Each country stands for a specific configuration, e.g. because it may represent a trend reversal, a continuously outstanding performance, or lasting problems. The cases also include information on pension reforms and approaches to better manage aging workforces, in some cases including a new balance of work and retirement. Being aware of the different country situations, it becomes obvious that one size of politics does not fit all. Independent of national policies, employability over the life cycle should gain more attention. Regarding future developments, continuous skill improvement and a healthy work environment are indispensable to keep older workers in work.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
ZeitschriftIntereconomics
Jahrgang56
Ausgabenummer5
ISSN0020-5346
PublikationsstatusAngenommen/Im Druck - 16.06.2021