Discussion on “Untapped Work Capacity Among Old Persons and Their Potential Contributions to the 'Silver Demographic Dividend' in Japan"

Event: Technology and Aging Workforce: Maximize the Gains from Longevity and Long Working Life

Discussion on “Untapped Work Capacity Among Old Persons and Their Potential Contributions to the 'Silver Demographic Dividend' in Japan"

17 May 2018
Author / Speaker: 
Nai Peng Tey , University of Malaya
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Description: 

In discussing the presentation on "Untapped work capacity among old persons and their potential contributions to the ‘silver demographic dividend' in Japan" by Rikiya Matsukura, the presenter noted that the Japanese experience in tackling the issues of population aging provides valuable lessons to other developing countries which are experiencing rapid population aging. He further highlighted that while the authors also included variables such as gender, marital status and education in their study variables, other factors may also affect the work status of older adults, such as the willingness of old people to continue working, or their preference not to work to spend more time for themselves, their family, and travelling.

Geographical Focus: 
Japan
Type of Content: 
Learning Event

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