(2012) Social partners: Out with early exit - in with lifelong learning and career development?

in Quantitative
Tarja Tikkanen et al.

The goal of the survey was to find out to what extent the social partners have developed policies and outlined strategies which explicitly address the demografic change and promote opportunities for lifelong learning and career development among their senior members (45+) in the Nordic countries. Besides the differences between the unions in regards many aspects and within most countries, the findings also revealed systematic differences between the Nordic countries. Even a strong lifelong learning policy does not alone guarantee real opportunities for and participation in learning during the latter life time job careers. There is also a need for a more active approach from social partners, in policy and practice, to promote lifelong learning and career development to their senior memebers during their last 15 - 20 years in working life.



older workers, social partners, career development