The rising median age of the workforce and the mismatch between the demand and supply of skills are two issues of particular concern for the European labour market. But are people’s skills more likely to be mismatched as they age?

This is the subject of Cedefop’s latest research paper, The right skills for silver workers: an empirical analysis.

Issues discussed in the paper include:

  • How the various forms of skills mismatch correlate to wages, job satisfaction, career prospects and health
  • Whether workers at different ages are affected by different types of mismatch
  • Whether, and in what way, training helps ageing workers deal with mismatch problems
  • How workplace conditions affect the match between skills and jobs.