Increasing Employment of Older Workers: Addressing Labour Market Obstacles
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The paper reviews international experience with selected measures aimed at increasing employment of older workers and identifies best practices. Among the measures addressing worker obstacles, the paper focuses on the promotion of training, on adjusting employment services and active labour market programs for older workers, and on promoting better working conditions; among the areas addressing employer obstacles, it focuses on adjusting employment protection rules for older workers, on subsidizing wages of older workers, and on challenging employers’ negative perceptions. In addition, to offer a perspective into more holistic approaches that countries have applied, the report provides three case studies of targeted programs on older workers in United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada.
KeywordsOlder workers Training Employment protection legislation Labour policy
JEL ClassificationsJ14 J26 J38
This paper is part of a larger project that received financial support from the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation “EaSI” (2014-2020).
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