The European Year of Active Ageing

Britain comes in second in the list of countries with the highest working population above the age of 60. It has 44% of the population still working beyond the 60 mark, while Sweden is 1st with an amazing 61% of them still employed. The 44% is an increase of almost 8% over the last decade. The same number decreases by 8.5% if people of age 65 or above are considered.

These numbers are part of EU backed European Year’s “eurobarometer” opinion survey that includes all countries part of the EU. More than 60% of the population believes that people should be allowed work beyond the retirement age. The 70% of the population concede that Europe’s population is getting older, however only 42% were worried about the development.


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