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The Institute supports a wide range of research looking at the implications of demographic ageing for national and international labour markets, retirement practices and pension provision. 

Ageing Workforces

The global labour market is being transformed. For several decades now, the richer older OECD nations have relied on young migrant labour to compensate for its old age dependency ratios. However, as fertility falls across Asia and Latin America, global ageing will intensify the world skills ...

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Preparing for Later Life

Funding: Metlife The research focuses on those born 1952-1962 in the UK to assess among other things their attitudes to later life and to retirement along with their financial preparedness for retirement. This work comprised a survey of 1000 individuals as well as focus groups from the id...

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The demographic divide - economic challenges of an ageing society

Sarah Harper has been in involved in a multi-stakeholder expert forum exploring the factors driving fertility and mortality rates and the associated economic implications on society of an increasing dependency ratio.  

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The Impact of Demographic Change on the Managerial and Professional Workforces in Europe

Funding: CEC - European Association of Managers and Professionals This research develops a series of population and workforce development scenarios to determine the impact of demographic change on the structure of the managerial and professional workforces in France, Italy, Germany, Swede...

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