Forum 2016 Issues: Access to quality jobs for younger and older workers


© Shutterstock / racornAgeing populations coupled with lower returns on investment in pension and other savings means that many may need to extend their working lives. Research suggests that most workers would like to benefit from a gradual transition to retirement. Currently, such arrangements are rare due to skill requirements, employment practices, and discrimination, and do not facilitate continued participation.

At the same time, 75 million young people are unemployed worldwide. Young people have been hit disproportionally by the crisis, increasing poverty and social exclusion, and leaving them worried about their futures. Forum discussions will focus on the new G20 pledge to reduce by 15% by 2025 the share of young people who are at risk of being permanently excluded from the labour market and education. Discussions will also examine the quality job framework developed by the OECD.


Further reading

OECD yearbook article



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