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Publication details for Professor Deirdre McCann

Najati Ghosheh Jr., Sangheon Lee & Deirdre McCann (2006). Conditions of Work and Employment for Older Workers in Industrialized Countries: Understanding the Issues. Geneva, International Labour Organization.

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It is now generally recognized that the structure of the populations in countries around the world will continue to change. Trends clearly indicate that, as life expectancy continues to grow and fertility rates continue to drop in many countries, there will continue to be an overall growth in the ageing and elderly population. In particular, this population increase has and will continue to profoundly affect industrialized countries. The growth in this demographic segment of the population has raised primarily economic concerns, though increasingly there is also recognition of the social and legal dimensions that need to be considered. Underlying these concerns is the question how the varied needs of this segment of the population can be met in a manner that is equitable to all segments of the population.