Monday, June 25, 2007

Ageing European Workforce, Working longer

"A healthier elderly population is also one that can be active for longer and make a continuing contribution to economic growth. Thus, the second element of making an ageing Europe work is just that – extending working lives.

For politicians, it will be hard to sell later retirement to a generation that has watched parents put their feet up for good at 50. But, together with significantly more saving before retirement, this is inescapable. To make this possible, so, too, are fundamental changes to the jobs market, workplace culture, and attitudes to older people."

Our British counterparts are facing similar challenges. We all will be working until we are into our 70s. Great.

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