Population aging and labour market: two Italian surveys

Antonio Golini, Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
Sara Basso, Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
Annalisa Busetta, Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
Raffaella Iacoucci, Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
Cecilia Reynaud, Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
Paola Vittori, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Dipartimento di Scienze demografiche

Since over twenty-five years, the population ageing process in Italy is characterized by a high speed and intensity, so that Italian population is, at present, the oldest in the world. The ageing process involve, and will involve, all the segments of population. The structural changes in working age population and in labour force need a new policy to optimize physical, human, economic, and productive resources. To get a better and whole utilization of aged workers, one should understand individuals’ and companies’ wills and opinions about job versus retirement, taking also into consideration recent labour market’s and pension scheme reforms. To analyse labour force ageing from the supply and demand side we carried out two surveys, one on people aged 50 to 69 and the other one on companies. Under certain conditions, people are willing to work beyond legal age at retirement, and companies to continue to utilize their “aged” workers.

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Presented in Session 174: Economics of population ageing and population decline