(2010) A sense of a future: A study of training and work in later life

in Quantitative
Stephen McNair, NIACE, UK

This report assembles evidence from a wide range of sources (including a review of national datasets, a literature review, interviews, and specially commissioned surveys), to explore the relationship between skills, training and work for people over the age of 50 in the UK. It examines the claim that training might help extend average working life and raise workforce skills levels in response to demographic change. Five key recommendations are made which aim to address two key policy concerns: how to best respond to an ageing society; and how to ensure an adequate labour force and skills base in the face of growing global competition. Report commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation from the Centre for Research into the Older Workforce (CROW) at National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE).

Leicester: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 2010



employment, training, older workers, Great Britain