Learning and guidance for older workers in Europe

Authors: Pamela M.Clayton: University of Glasgow, Scotland; Silvana Greco: University of Milan, Italy; Maria Jose Lopez Sanchez: University Miguel Hernandez of Elche, Alicante, Spain.

Edition: Volume 53, Number 1, April 2013

Summary: Despite still widespread unemployment in Europe, there is a growing shortage of labour, due to the ageing of the population and discrimination against old people both in and out of employment. Following the long history of human rights legislation, such discrimination is now outlawed but many third-agers have become discouraged or do not know how to make their careers more secure. Vocational guidance, therefore, is needed in order to reintegrate them into the labour force and manage their careers effectively.

Keywords: ageing, population, human rights, career, guidance

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