Research Output
The ageing workforce and employers in Fife
  The Scottish population is ageing. This will have a significant impact on labour market and employment practices. Increasing numbers of older workers (those aged 50 plus) are remaining in work as a result of the abolishment of the Default Retirement Age and the rising State Pension Age. Many would like to work beyond the standard retirement age because of economic and social reasons, although they might wish to work more flexibly. Employers play a crucial role in facilitating the extension of working lives.
The aim of the research was to investigate current knowledge, understanding and management of an ageing workforce and older workers amongst workplaces in Fife. The research was carried out by the Employment Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University.

  • Type:

    Project Report

  • Date:

    15 August 2017

  • Publication Status:


  • Library of Congress:

    HD Industries. Land use. Labor

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    331 Labor economics

  • Funders:

    NHS Fife


Egdell, V., Chen, T., Maclean, G., & Raeside, R. (2017). The ageing workforce and employers in Fife. The Workplace Team, Health Promotion, Fife Health & Social Care Partnership and Fife Health & Wellbeing Alliance



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