Sustainable work throughout the life course: national policies and strategies


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European countries face the challenges of ageing populations supported by shrinking workforces, more precarious types of employment, and in many cases, a decreasing number of jobs in the wake of the economic crisis. As a result, the issue of how to enable more people to participate in the labour market and to continue to do so until an older age has become a key policy issue in all [European Union] EU Member States. These challenges might be met by adopting an approach to work that puts sustainability at its centre. Sustainable work means that 'living and working conditions are such that...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Policy; Sustainability; Employment; Participation

Keywords: Labour force participation; Ageing workforce; European Union; Employment policy; Quality of working life; Policy analysis; Older worker; Working conditions

Geographic subjects: Europe; Belgium; Finland; Germany; Greece; Great Britain; Lithuania; Netherlands; Poland; Spain; Sweden

Published: Dublin, Ireland: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, 2016

Physical description: iv, 91 p.

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ISBN: 9789289714709; 9789289714716 (PDF)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 125.104

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