ERIC Number: ED473304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
The Age Shift: Priorities for Action. Ageing Population Panel. Foresight: Making the Future Work for You.
Department of Trade and Industry, London (England).
The Foresight Ageing Population Panel, which included representatives of business, government, the science base, and other experts from the United Kingdom, was charged with examining trends in the United Kingdom's population and the other drivers of change that will operate in the next 20-30 years. The panel discussed the likely impacts of the resultant changes on the business, government, education and training, and voluntary sectors, and it proposed ways of meeting the challenges and taking advantage of the opportunities. The following were among the panel's specific recommendations and proposals regarding helping businesses meet the coming age shift, planning for an aging society, pursuing new research directions, and planning next steps: (1) businesses should investigate the potential of new markets for services and products that will provide a better quality of life for frail or disabled older people; (2) work patterns must become more flexible and attractive to retain older staff; (3) new financial products are needed to move toward more flexible work patterns; (4) all government departments should set an example by ensuring that their policies are fully inclusive; (5) an older workforce will need to maintain and extend its skills and expertise; and (6) suitable information and education to promote healthy aging across the course of people's lives is needed. (MN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Learning, Aging (Individuals), Change Strategies, Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Principles, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Needs Assessment, Older Workers, Policy Formation, Population Distribution, Population Trends, Postsecondary Education, Research Needs, Social Integration, Social Isolation, Social Science Research, Trend Analysis, Universities, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Trade and Industry, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States