The impact of individuals, organizations and institutions on the length of careers : summary
De Vos, Ans
Brussels : Federal Science Policy, 2012
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The ageing population presents a challenge for many European countries. A major concern of this ageing is the growing dependency ratio resulting in a larger number of pensioners in respect of the number of active individuals on the labour market. An increase in the level of employment could help balance this ratio again. Today 67.6% of 20-64 year olds are employed in Belgium. The current European average is somewhat higher, i.e. at 68.6%. For 2020 Europe has set itself an employment rate target of 75%. The Belgian Federal Government is aiming for 73.2% by that date.