Starjournal Quotation Vaupel, James W., Loichinger, Elke. 2006. Redistributing Work in Aging Europe. Science 312 (5782): 1911-1913.




As Europe ages, the proportion of people who work will decline unless older individuals remain in the labor force. Such reform could be part of a more general redistribution of work. If a greater share of the population worked, then the average number of hours worked per week could be reduced. This could particularly help younger people and increase Europe's low birth rates. The challenges facing Germany, Europe's most populous country, are highlighted, but statistics are also given for five other European countries and, for comparison, the United States. Social science research is needed to provide policy-relevant knowledge about life-course options.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Science
Citation Index SCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A+
Starjournal Y
Language English
Title Redistributing Work in Aging Europe
Volume 312
Number 5782
Year 2006
Page from 1911
Page to 1913
Reviewed? Y


Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital
Loichinger, Elke (Former researcher)
Vaupel, James W. (Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung (MPIDR), Germany)
Research Institute for Human Capital and Development FI (Former organization)
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