The impact of population ageing on the Scottish labour market

R.E. Wright

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Abstract

Increasing employment of older workers (those aged 50 and over) has been proposed as a strategy to cushion the impact of declining and ageing populations. Focusing on Scotland, this article considers the various measures that have been put forward to counteract population decline, and reviews public policy approaches aimed at increasing economic activity rates among older workers. It is argued that the attitudes and behaviours of employers are a crucial, but neglected, issue within the debates on employability of older workers.
LanguageEnglish
Pages38-43
Number of pages6
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Volume27
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Population aging
Older workers
Labour market
Employers
Employability
Economic activity
Scotland
Public policy
Aging population

Keywords

  • scotland
  • ageing
  • labour market
  • population

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In: Quarterly Economic Commentary, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2002, p. 38-43.

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