Michele Belloni

About Michele Belloni

Michele Belloni, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Economics, University Ca’ Foscari of Venice. He is a fellow of the Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement (NETSPAR, Tilburg University), the Center for Research on Pension and Welfare Policies (CeRP-Collegio Carlo Alberto) and a member of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) working group. His research interests include Ageing, Health economics, Labor economics and Demography. He participated in various research projects financed by the European Commission, NETSPAR, and the Italian Ministry of Labor.

Training and Labour Market Outcomes of Older Workers: Evidence from Eleven EU Countries

Population ageing, together with low economic growth, has put pressure on the financial equilibrium of many pension systems in Europe and other industrialized countries, forcing governments to increase the average retirement age. An extended working life – combined with the rapid technological progress taking place in many sectors – is likely to render the skills older workers attained at school obsolete. In this context, lifelong investment in training is a key strategy for increasing, or at least limiting the decline in, the productivity of older workers.

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