In an ageing world, the process and nature of retirement is changing. In most parts of the world, the next generation of retirees will be healthier, and will live longer, than any previous generation.
As a result, many older people are keen to continue in the workforce for longer; overcoming barriers to employment in later life is a key challenge for policy-makers throughout the world. However, the economic and fiscal implications of increased longevity means that many people will be compelled to retire later, as eligibility ages for pensions are increased to minimise both budget deficits and old age dependency ratios. Innovative forms of ‘gradual retirement’ may be necessary if inequitable social outcomes are to be avoided.
Journalists from around the US are invited to apply for this year’s Age Boom Academy, The Future of Work: New Technology and an Aging Workforce to be held May 31 – June 2 at Columbia Journalism School in NYC.
21st February 2018
Columbia Aging Center at the Mailman School of Public Health has honored 13 NYC employers for having policies and practices that help them to hire, engage and retain workers over age 50.
17th January 2018
Age Smart Employer — an initiative of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center— launched their Age Smart Industry Guides.
24th March 2015
This lecture series had four lectures from the 21st of September 2013 to the 15th of January 2014, the anniversary of the detah of DR S D Gokhale. Two further lectures were held on the 22nd of October 2013 and the 4th of December 2013.
25th November 2014
An ILC Global Alliance Circular on retirement age reform.
21st March 2011
This think-piece looks to Hong Kong, whose pension infrastructure is similar to the one emerging in the UK to examine the potential impact of the UK's recent pension reforms.
Older people aren’t always getting the most from their retirement savings, according to a new report, by Jackie Wells for the ILC-UK.