For many years, Belgian government public policies have favoured the early retirement of older employees from the employment market, especially through the creation of a status for older unemployed people. The paper shows how the status has helped to improve the living conditions and well-being of this specific category of people prematurely excluded from the employment market. It also shows, however, that the social problem has somehow been shifted to another younger and morevulnerable age-group, the forties.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Gerontologie et Societe|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2002|