Retention and re-integration of older workers into the labour market: what works?


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Author: Konle-Seidl, Regina


Although the labour market situation of older workers has significantly improved over time, opportunities to work at older age still vary considerably across EU countries. To trace diverging developments and to assess what works best in retaining employment and bringing older unemployed back to work, developments in five countries are analysed: Germany, France, the Netherlands, Norway and Austria. By reviewing the available evidence [the author finds] that the strengthening of financial incentives (or more precise 'financial penalties') induced by pension reforms and the phasing out of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Policy; Finance

Keywords: Older worker; Unemployed; Return to work; Government policy; Financial aspects; European Union

Geographic subjects: Europe; Germany; France; Netherlands; Norway; Austria

Published: Nuremberg, Germany: Institute for Employment Research, 2017

Physical description: 25 p.

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Series: IAB discussion paper; no. 17/2017

ISSN: 2195-2663

Resource type: Discussion paper

Document number: TD/TNC 129.148

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