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[IWS] OECD: AGEING AND EMPLOYMENT POLICIES: POLAND 2015 [27 March 2015]
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Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
AGEING AND EMPLOYMENT POLICIES: POLAND 2015 [27 March 2015]
WORKING BETTER WITH AGE IN POLAND
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See addtional AGEING AND EMPLOYMENT POLICES at http://www.oecd.org/employment/ageingandemploymentpolicies.htm
People today are living longer than ever before, while birth rates are dropping in the majority of OECD countries. Such demographics raise the question: are current public social expenditures adequate and sustainable? Older workers play a crucial role in the labour market. Now that legal retirement ages are rising, fewer older workers are retiring early, but at the same time those older workers who have lost their job after the age of 50 have tended to remain in long term unemployment. What can countries do to help? How can they give older people better work incentives and opportunities? These reports offer analysis and assessment on what the best policies are for fostering employability, job mobility and labour demand at an older age.
Press Release 27 March 2015
Promoting longer working lives is vital to improving Poland's future prosperity
27/03/2015 - Encouraging more people to work later in life would help Poland meet the challenges of a rapidly ageing population. The percentage of old to younger groups (defined as share of over 65s to people aged 20-64) is projected to nearly triple from 22% in 2012 to 63% in 2050, according to a new OECD report.
· Help more women stay longer in the labour market. Further development of care facilities is required to help older women combine work with family responsibilities. Women's labour market conditions and future pensions should be reformed.
· Concentrate on preventive measures in occupational health services. Local health services should also have prevention and early identification of health risks as priorities.
· Make social dialogue a driving force in the design and implementation of policies to prolong working lives, for example, through projects in the "Solidarity Across Generations" programme, which was renewed in 2013.
· Align employment protection legislation (EPL) across all age groups by abolishing the special protection rules for older workers. This should however be combined with reinforced active labour market measures for older jobseekers to facilitate their quick reintegration into employment.
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