This report provides an overview of the substantial ageing and employment policy initiatives already implemented in Norway over the past decade and identifies areas where more should be done, covering both supply-side and demand-side aspects.
To give better incentives to carry on working, the report recommends further reforms in the second-pillar pension schemes, particularly for public sector employees. On the side of employers, it is important to progress towards more age-neutral hiring decisions and to review of age limits for mandatory retirement.
To improve the employability of older workers, the focus should be to promote job-related training with a particular focus on mid-career workers and to encourage initiatives based on a full-time culture and good working conditions for all.
La Norvège est mieux armée que la plupart des autres pays pour faire face au vieillissement de la population.
Norge er bedre rustet til å møte aldringen av befolkningen enn de fleste andre land. Mer kan likevel gjøres for å øke mulighetene og insentivene til å jobbe lenger, og dermed styrke landets langsiktige utvikling, ifølge en ny rapport fra OECD.
La féminisation de la main-d’œuvre a un impact décisif sur les résultats d’un pays, comme le démontre la Norvège.
The Secretary-General, Mr. Angel Gurría, will be on an official visit to Oslo on Monday 8th May 2013, to meet with the Norwegian Government, prepare the meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level on 29th - 30th May 2013 (that will be chaired by Norway) and participate in the 9th ILO European Regional Meeting.
La Norvège devrait repenser son approche des problèmes de santé mentale au travail afin d’aider plus de personnes à trouver un emploi ou à le conserver, mais aussi de mettre un frein à des dépenses publiques élevées et croissantes, selon un nouveau rapport de l’OCDE.
Tackling mental ill-health of the working-age population is becoming a key issue for labour market and social policies in OECD countries. OECD governments increasingly recognise that policy has a major role to play in keeping people with mental ill-health in employment or bringing those outside of the labour market back to it, and in preventing mental illness. This report on Norway is the fourth in a series of reports looking at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges identified in Sick on the Job? Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work (OECD, 2012) are being tackled in a number of OECD countries. It concludes that Norway faces a unique situation whereby a generous welfare system stimulates large-scale labour market exclusion and significant socio-economic inequalities of people with a mental disorder, and hindering better outcomes of its employment and vocational rehabilitation programmes.
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Gains in female education attainment have contributed to a worldwide increase in women’s participation in the labour force, but considerable gaps remain in working hours, conditions of employment and earnings. More specific data for Norway are available in this country note.
An interview with Sigbjørn Johnsen, Minister of Finance, Norway. High female participation in the workforce has a decisive effect on a country’s performance, as Norway shows.