Employment Solutions for the Elderly
In Israel, the elderly are provided grants and subsidies as permanent charity cases. Employment policies toward the elderly need to be revised in order to encourage continued employment opportunity and prevent a poverty existence for many of our senior citizens.
To address these policy need, this report puts forward a number of recommendations, including:
- Ending forced early retirement and pension policies that discourage work.
- Raising public awareness of the advantages of employing the elderly.
- Creating separate employment training courses for the elderly.
- Providing small business opportunities as a natural solution for many elderly persons seeking work.