MIT Sloan: The rise of age-friendly jobs — and what employers need to know

The rise in older workers is partly attributed to more “age-friendly jobs,” according to a new working paper by MIT professor Daron Acemoglu, Nicolaj Søndergaard Mühlbach of McKinsey, and London Business School professor Andrew J. Scott. 

In “The Rise of Age-Friendly Jobs,” researchers found that between 1990 and 2020, around three-quarters of occupations became more suitable for older workers. In fact, employment in more age-friendly occupations, such as human resources management and insurance sales, has risen by 49 million. 

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