Riksbank research looks at older workers in Sweden

Stockholm in Sweden

A change to Sweden’s labour laws may push the number of older people in employment even higher, according to research published by the Sveriges Riksbank.

Understanding the reasons behind the employment levels of those between 55 and 74 years of age is relevant “to avoid underestimating the total spare capacity on the labour market”, says researcher Iida Häkkinen Skans. 

Sweden’s age limit for employment protection will be raised from 67 in 2019 to 69 in 2023. “Higher age limits in the pension

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