The French are striking in protest of the government’s plan to increase the retirement age.  EuroNews.

The Financial Times offers a good analysis of the issues France is facing.

Changing the age at which people quality for pensions has been a common strategy for governments in Europe to reign in pension costs and keep people in the workforce.  Other countries who don’t have a set retirement age, such as the US, are creating incentives to keep older workers on the job longer.   It is a matter of making sure employers understand the value of the older worker, as described in an earlier Global Ageing Blog Posting.

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