Discussion Paper Series
Collection: Research Materials
This report examines the current employer demand in the United States for older workers and explores how demand may be changing over time. It discusses the personal and social benefits of increased work by older adults, the reasons why baby boomers are likely to try to work longer than earlier generations, and whether employers appear to want older workers. The report also displays the occupations at which older workers are most likely to be employed today. Later sections of the report examine how changes in the nature of work, demands for different occupations, the characteristics of older workers, and overall labour force growth will affect the future demand for older workers. The report concludes with policy recommendations.