IFS Zooms In: The Economy

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Why are older workers leaving the workforce?

Season 3, Ep. 18

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a fall in the employment rate in the UK, driven by a rise in the rate of economic inactivity rather than in unemployment. 


What has been happening to older workers since the pandemic? Why are they leaving the workforce? Should government work to bring them back?


We speak to Jonathan Cribb, Associate Director at IFS, and Beatrice Boileau, Research Economist at IFS to find out what has been happening with older workers.


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