Live Longer, Work Longer: A synthesis report
(published in 2006)
In an era of rapid population ageing, many employment and social policies, practices and attitudes that discourage work at an older age have passed their sell-by date and need to be overhauled. They not only deny older workers choice about when and how to retire but are costly for business, the economy and society. If nothing is done to promote better employment prospects for older workers, the number of retirees per worker in OECD countries will double over the next five decades. This will threaten living standards and put enormous pressure on the financing of social protection systems. To help meet these daunting challenges, work needs to be made a more attractive and rewarding proposition for older workers.
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NEW: OECD Review from 2011 to 2014
From mid-2011 and over the next three years, the OECD is implementing a follow-up review of its report, Live Longer, Work Longer, published in 2006.