Research Output

Older worker participation rates and the economy in Scotland

  The ageing of societies in the European Union (EU), and much of the developed world, is one of the main challenges facing the governments. This reduction is due both to relatively more people ceasing work as they reach retirement age, but also due to age discrimination and people leaving the workforce in the years before retirement. This paper seeks to consider the effects of demographic change on Scotland’s labour force, and particularly the geographic effects of activity rates for older workers. It then considers some of the policy options available.

  • Date:

    02 December 2004

  • Publication Status:

    Published

Citation

McQuaid, R. W. (2004). Older worker participation rates and the economy in Scotland

Keywords

ageing population; older workers; Scotland; European Union; age discrimination; demographic change; labour force; labour market;

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