This study provides an overview of the employment situation of young and older workers in the EU countries, setting out the
most recent developments during the crisis and dealing with policies implemented to promote the employment of both groups.
The evidence collected shows that there is no competition between young and older workers on the labour market. Structural
or general policies to enhance the functioning of EU labour markets are crucial to improving the situation of both groups.
However, the responsibility for employment policies still predominantly lies within the member countries, although initiatives
taken at the EU level can provide added value, particularly through stimulating the exchange of experiences and facilitating
regional and cross-border mobility throughout the EU.
Forschungsbereich:Arbeitsmarkt, Einkommen und soziale Sicherheit