Germany -Pension reform and the aging of the workforce -May 19, 2014

Destatis, the official statistical bureau, published figures that show that the population is getting older fast, but the number of workers over 60 is rapidly outstripping that increase.

Destatis, the official statistical bureau, published figures that show that the population is getting older fast, but the number of workers over 60 is rapidly outstripping that increase. Between 1991 and 2012 the number of workers over 60 still in work rose from 1.23 million to 3.18 million - a rise of almost 160%. The population of over 60's, meanwhile, rose by 34%. Probably the biggest cause behind this trend are labour market and pension reforms over the last two decades, which have seen benefits cut and retirement ages rise.

English: http://www.thelocal.de/20140519/elderly-germans-stay-on-in-jobs

 

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