A 3-Part Series
For the first time in history, the number of people aged 65 and over outnumber children five and under. By 2024, older workers will represent the largest single segment—25%—of the labor force in the United States. The Office of National Statistics estimates that one in three babies born in Britain today will live to 100.
The world is undergoing a dramatic demographic shift. But most countries are woefully behind this new reality. Older workers still face numerous negative stereotypes and myths, especially when they search for economic opportunities.
What must policymakers, employers, and job seekers consider and do to reap the benefits of an aging world?
In this three-part series, Gary A. Officer, President & CEO of the Center for Workforce Inclusion, sits down with Baroness Camilla Cavendish, Harvard University Senior Fellow, FT columnist, and former head of Number Ten Downing Street Policy Unit under Prime Minister, David Cameron. Baroness Cavendish currently serves as an advisor to Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, for NHS and Social Care reform, and is the author of Extra Time: Ten Lessons for an Aging World.