Global Population Aging and Labor Force Implications: Working Longer, Learning Longer

October 12, 2015


  • Phyllis Cummins
  • Suzanne R. Kunkel

Countries around the world, both more and less developed, are experiencing shifts in age structure. Delaying retirement and increasing labor force participation at older ages could increase gross domestic product while also benefiting national wealth and public debt. We visually illustrate key indicators that demonstrate the implications of population aging and why continued work at older ages is important to the economic future for many countries.

Public Policy & Aging Report, 25(4), 120-124. doi:10.1093/ppar/prv025

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  • Business/Economics of Aging
  • Education
  • Global Aging
  • Workforce Issues