Employment policies and data

Ageing and Employment Policies


Giving older people better work incentives and choices is crucial in the context of rapid population ageing and pressures on the sustainability of public social expenditures. The OECD is carrying out a new review of policies to encourage greater labour market participation at an older age by fostering employability, job mobility and labour demand. 

This review will build upon the policy agenda that was presented in its major multi-country report, Live Longer, Work Longer, published in 2006.
The review consists of several activities, including: 

Country case studies to evaluate the impact of recent policy reforms and identify good-practice measures.‌

• A comparative policy review of recent reforms and measures to stimulate employment of older workers

Cover for the Series "Working better with age"


To come:

Working Better with Age: Denmark (2015)

Working Better with Age: Korea (2016)‌


More older people are working but large country differences remain

Older workers figure


policy review

This policy review presents reforms implemented between 2005 and 2012 to stimulate employment of older people by the 21 countries that participated in the OECD review Live Longer, Work Longer in 2003-05.

 further reading 

past events

23 October 2014
Launch  of the report Working Better with Age in Switzerland

16 April 2014
Launch of the report Working better with Age in the Netherlands

picture from the report event






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Anne Saint-Martin - anne.saint-martin@oecd.org

Thomas Manfredi - thomas.manfredi@oecd.org

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