Eurofound research studies on active ageing and solidarity between generations
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During the course of the European Year 2012, The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) is committed to publish data, research findings and policy-pointers on active ageing, providing citizens and academics with insights into developments at EU, national and company level.
The active ageing related documents published so far by Eurofound are:
- “Income from work after retirement”. This study investigates retirees’ motivations for seeking paid work and their opportunities for gaining employment. It examines the extent to which work after retirement is related to income adequacy among the retired population. It also explores the types of paid employment that retirees take up and identifies ways in which companies seek to recruit and retain retirees. The report concludes with recommendations for governments, employers and retirees.
- “Impact of the recession an age management policies”. A document exploring the age management practices of companies in light of restructuring undergone during the recession.
- “Employment trends and policies for older workers in the recession”. This report summarises available data on recent employment trends for older workers in the EU27 as well as the results of organisation case studies and overviews on developments in workplace age management undertaken by Eurofound in 2011.
- "Third European Quality of Life Survey - Quality of life in Europe: Impacts of the crisis". For this survey, 35,500 Europeans in all EU Member States were interviewed, in an effort to gain insights into the impacts of the recession on living conditions and the social situation in the EU.
- "Foundation findings - Intergenerational solidarity". The European Commission estimates that most of the increase in public spending in the EU over the next 50 years will be on pensions, long-term care and healthcare. Foundation Findings provide pertinent background information and policy pointers for all actors and interested parties engaged in the current European debate on the future of social policy.
Two Resource Packs compiling several documents and useful links related to seniors are also available at Eurofound’s website:
The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) is a European Union body, one of the first to be established to work in specialised areas of EU policy. Specifically, it was set up in 1975 to contribute to the planning and design of better living and working conditions in Europe.
Teresa Renehan : Teresa.Renehan@eurofound.europa.eu