Elderly Left Behind? How Older Workers Can Participate in the Modern Labor Market

Oliver Falck, Valentin Lindlacher, Simon Wiederhold

EconPol Forum 23 (5), 16-19

  • Digital skills are positively related to employment prospects and productivity of older workers
  • They also enable older workers to work in high-paying jobs
  • Fortunately, digital skills can be acquired and honed at all ages
  • Policymakers should incentivize employers to offer more training for the elderly and fund training programs in higher-education institutions
  • At present, the elderly show huge international differences in digital skills, larger than those for younger groups