Modern societies are constantly challenged to adapt their workforce to demographic and technological changes. Although this adaptation was previously achieved through generational change—whereby older workers retired and younger, better-educated workers replaced them—this process is now becoming insufficient. Workers should continue to update their skills, older workers should remain in the workforce longer, and unemployed individuals should be re-integrated into labour markets (Blossfeld et al., 2014).
In this collection, comparable norms regulating working life are presented, with a focus on the following fields:
Find more about the policies in:
Blossfeld, H.P., Kilpi-Jakonen, E., Vono de Vilhena, D. and Buchholz, S. (2014). Adult Learning in Modern Societies. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.