What about seniors?

Learn about the situation of older persons in the labour market in What about seniors?, the first issue of our new series Spotlight on work statistics where we use ILOSTAT data to explore various labour market issues.
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A lot has been said and written in the past decade about the situation of youth in the labour market and the hardships they face. Being amongst the most negatively affected by the latest global jobs crisis, it is only natural that youth caught the attention of academia, policy-makers and the media around the world. But what about seniors? How are they coping with recent economic developments? How are they getting by in fast-changing labour markets? How secure are they in their pre-retirement and retirement years?

For answers to these questions, read our quick analysis of the situation of older persons in the labour market.


  • Rosina Gammarano

    Rosina is an Economist in the Data Production and Analysis Unit of the ILO Department of Statistics, currently seconded to the UN Resident Coordinator’s team in Mexico. In the ILO, she was the focal point on SDG labour market indicators and a recurrent author for Spotlight on Work Statistics. Passionate about addressing inequality and gender issues, she is now sharing her expertise with the UN Mexico office.

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