This quantitative research aims to:
- better understand the labour market participation of older workers in the UK, including the locations and sectors that older people work in
- assess the effects of workplace policies and practices on older workers and their experiences
- evaluate the effects of employing older workers on workplace performance
- will add to Fuller Working Lives: evidence base 2017
- contributes towards filling known evidence gaps, such as the importance of equal opportunities policies for the outcomes of older workers
- marks the first time that an analysis of the effects of older workers on workplace performance has been conducted using UK data
- will help the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to identify, promote and implement evidence-backed policies to help employers recruit and retain older workers
- will feed into Fuller Working Lives: a partnership approach
Authors: Lucy Stokes, Alex Bryson, Helen Bewley and John Forth (National Institute of Economic and Social Research).
The research is part of a suite of 4 Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) research reports contributing to the Fuller Working Lives: evidence base 2017.
The 4 DWP research reports are:
In July 2016, DWP published a new experimental official statistic on the Economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over since 1984.