Employment & work

Work preferences after 50

17th June 2014, Eurofound

This Eurofound policy brief highlights findings on a specific topic from Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) that is of particular interest from a policy perspective. It brings results of the analysis of these data together with evidence from other Eurofound projects to formulate a number of policy pointers. The focus of this policy brief is the weekly working time preferences of people aged 50 and over.

Past, present and future of mature age labour force participation in Australia

8th May 2014, National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre

The past 30 years have seen a significant increase in the participation of mature age people in the Australian labour force, with a significant increase among mature age women in particular, new research shows.

The report, Past, present and future of mature age labour force participation in Australia from the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre showed that 77 per cent of females aged 50–54 years were in the labour force in 2012, compared with 44 per cent in 1982.

Researchers study the effects of work on ageing

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Medical Xpress

Women bear brunt of pension changes

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Irish Examiner

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