Older worker participation rates and the economy in Scotland

McQuaid, Ronald W (2004) Older worker participation rates and the economy in Scotland. In: Population Ageing and Economic Productivity, 2nd-4th December 2004, Vienna Institute of Demography (VID).

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The ageing of societies in the European Union (EU), and much of the developed world, is one of the main challenges facing the governments. This reduction is due both to relatively more people ceasing work as they reach retirement age, but also due to age discrimination and people leaving the workforce in the years before retirement. This paper seeks to consider the effects of demographic change on Scotland’s labour force, and particularly the geographic effects of activity rates for older workers. It then considers some of the policy options available.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ageing population; older workers; Scotland; European Union; age discrimination; demographic change; labour force; labour market;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & social services > 361 Social problems & social welfare in general
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 331 Labor economics
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Item ID: 2758
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2009 10:30
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2014 13:39

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