Human Capital - Learning for Life


Populations in many societies are ageing, meaning that in future there will be fewer people of working age to support growing numbers of retirees. The result is that more of us will need to go on working for longer. To do that societies will need to break down the barriers that prevent adults from updating their skills and education.

    Chapter 5 looks at adult learning, and finds out who's getting it and who isn't. It examines the barriers that prevent adults from developing their skills and knowledge. And it looks at what individuals, employers and governments can do to tear down those barriers.

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The proportion of retirees to active workers is rising across the OECD. To see the numbers, click here.

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