Past Their Pride: Romania’s Retired (Still Working) Women
A few days ago I went to Stockholm’s excellent Moderna Museet to see a photography exhibition on Swedish workers’ marches and demonstrations against fascism and for the usual labour demands: better wages, increased job security and so forth. One photo showed people wanting the right to a peaceful retirement. I […]
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An aging society in a welfare state?
What would you do with a country where you have a very generous healthcare system, an aging society and a pretty complicated economic situation? Hungary is well known as a country on its way to embracing Western European standards in terms of social security and economic success. A lesser known […]
Setting the old against the young: the Uganda scenario
Competition for the few available jobs in Uganda is pushing the young and old to the wall. Pressure mounted by the young university graduates who seek jobs, recently made President Yoweri Museveni to call for reduction of the retirement age from 55 years to 50 in order to create job […]
As societies around the globe are ageing, migration is becoming a popular trend among retirees. A look at Southeast Asia.