Title: The silver generation on the labour market in Poland

Authors: Magdalena Knapińska

Addresses: Institute of Economics, Department of Macroeconomics and Development Studies, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Al. Niepodległości 10, 61-875 Poznań, Poland

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to analyse and assess the position of 50 + individuals on the labour market. In the face of the changing legal regulations on retirement age, the ways of calculating pension benefits, or the increasingly longer timespan of one's full efficiency in terms of professional work and private life, it seems interesting to look at the 'silver generation' who remains active on the labour market beyond retirement age. This paper presents the quantitative aspects of this age group and the circumstances of their engaging in occupational activities. The main conclusion of the research indicated that professional activity and income levels decrease with age, and part time employment increases. Therefore, the state policy is insufficient and must be directed at incentives to employ people aged 50+, as well as at improving the ratio of the average retired pension to the average salary.

Keywords: labour market; silver generation; occupational activity; average retired pension.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTGM.2023.136126

International Journal of Trade and Global Markets, 2023 Vol.18 No.4, pp.420 - 435

Accepted: 12 Feb 2023
Published online: 17 Jan 2024 *

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