This working paper aims to give a structured gender analysis of the working and employment conditions of older workers (aged 50 and over). While working and employment conditions are increasingly recognised as key issues in ageing at work, gender disparities do still not get enough attention.

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14 WP 2014 03 Gender perspectives older workers Vendramin Valenduc Web version EN_0.pdf

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