Publications

Creating Second Career Labour Markets - Towards more Employment Opportunities for Older Workers

31 January 2013
Claire Dhéret (Senior Policy Analyst and FutureLab Europe Programme Leader), Laura Naegele (External authors) and Eric Thode (External authors)



There must be reform at every level to achieve the multitude of benefits gained from active ageing in the workplace. This is the key element debated in the final report of the EPC-Bertelsmann Stiftung project entitled ‘Creating Second Career Labour Markets- Towards more Employment Opportunities for Older Workers’. By giving a detailed analysis of the many barriers that already exist to employment for older citizens, the authors - Eric Thode and Laura Naegele of Bertelsmann Stiftung and Claire Dhéret of EPC - give policy recommendations to advise on a positive transition forward. Their main arguments are based around the concentrated efforts required by all relevant stakeholders and the dismissal of the popular notion that it is a positive policy to push older workers out of labour to free up jobs for a younger generation.

Creating Second Career Labour Markets.- Towards more Employment Opportunities for Older Workers