The population of the European Community will fall by 2% by the year 2025. Between 1960 and 1990, it grew by 17%. This contrast reflects the dramatic growth of the population of pensioners in the total population, and also the rapid ageing of the Community's working population. In this volume, based on a CEPR conference held in Munich in April 1992, leading economists in the field assess demographic and labour market developments in Western and Eastern Europe. They compare them with developments in the USA and Japan, and assess the effects of ageing on European productivity, earnings and human capital formation. Policies to improve the quantity and quality of the labour force are considered, including incentives for female labour participation, selective immigration policies, 'pronatalist' family policies, and improved human capital formation.
• Another topical book from the Centre for Economic Policy Research • Deals with the major problem of ageing European population and concentrates on economic and social consequences • Considers all the possible policy measures, including the 'explosive' issue of immigration
1. Ageing and the European labour market: public policy issues Paul Johnson and Klaus F. Zimmermann; 2. Ageing and European economic demography Paul Johnson; 3. Ageing and employment trends: a comparative analysis for OECD countries Martin Rein and Klaus Jacobs; 4. Ageing and the labour market in Poland and Eastern Europe Stanislawa Golinowska; 5. The implications of cohort size for human capital investment Christopher J. Flinn; 6. Does an ageing labour force call for large adjustments in training or wage policies? Didier Blanchet; 7. On ageing and earnings N. Anders Klevmarken; 8. Age, wages and education in The Netherlands Joop Hartog, Hessel Oosterbeek and Coen Teulings; 9. Ageing and unemployment Christoph M. Schmidt; 10. Ageing, migration and labour mobility Rainer Winklemann and Klaus F. Zimmermann.
Review of the hardback: ' … an interesting book, which provides a useful and thought-provoking introduction to this topic for academics and for those involved in policy making related to labour markets.' Burlington Magazine
Review of the hardback: 'Overall, this volume makes a significant contribution within its field.' Ageing Society