The Long-term Unemployment of Older People in The Lubuskie Province Cover Image

Bezrobocie długotrwałe osób starszych w województwie lubuskim
The Long-term Unemployment of Older People in The Lubuskie Province

Author(s): Anna Niewiadomska
Subject(s): Economy, Gender Studies, Welfare systems, Applied Sociology
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Ekonomiczne w Zielonej Górze
Keywords: labor market; the elderly; professional activity; unemployment;

Summary/Abstract: Long-term unemployment is considered one of the most serious problems of the contemporary labor market. Economists see it as a source of serious depreciation of human resources in the labor market and the pauperization of the affected families. Changing the age structure of labor resources and the projected reduction of their size in Poland, have resulted in increased interest in working activity of older people. The analysis of data from recent years points to an increasing level of professional involvement of this group, but also reveals that older people are more likely to experience long-term unemployment. The article aims to describe the size and structure of long-term unemployment of older people in Lubuskie labor market and identify the factors determining the risk of this type of unemployment. Also analyzed are solutions directed at supporting the employment of this social group.

  • Issue Year: 4/2017
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 124-134
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish