1 juli: Call for papers Older Worker’s Skills (ROA)

Het ROA organiseert op 22 en 23 november een workshop ‘Older Workers’ Skills and Labour Market Behaviour’. Tot 1 juli kunnen nog papers worden ingediend. De voertaal van de workshop is Engels. Zie voor meer informatie onderstaande Engelse tekst en de ROA-website.

On 22 & 23 November 2019, the Maastricht University Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) organizes the Workshop ‘Older Workers’ Skills and Labour Market Behaviour’ in the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht.


Potential threats to postponed retirement and continued employment include workers’ ability to cope with physical and psychological demands in their job, the changing demand for skills due to ongoing technological change, the willingness of employers and employees to invest in human capital to cope with such changes, skills obsolescence and health changes, and age discrimination. From a scientific and policy perspective, this workshop aims at providing a better understanding of the potential threats towards continued employability and to identify what it takes to maintain employability at older ages.

Invited lectures

Invited lectures will be given by:

  • Prof. dr. Giorgio Brunello (University of Padova)
  • Prof. dr. Marike Knoef (Leiden University & Netspar)
  • Prof. dr. David Neumark (University of California, Irvine)

» See the call for papers for more information.

ROA invites you to submit a paper for presentation on one of the following themes:

  • Changes in skills and tasks and how it affects older workers employability and productivity.
  • Mismatch between skill supply and demand of older workers.
  • Older workers’ skills, productivity and retirement behaviour.
  • Changing demand for skills, workplace training and lifelong learning.
  • Health impairments and investments, and implications for employability and retirement.
  • Age discrimination in the labour market.

Submission deadline: July 1, 2019

Please send your paper or extended abstract to m.boere@maastrichtuniversity.nl before July 1, mentioning ‘Workshop on Older Workers’ Skills and Labour Market Behaviour’ on the subject line.

» http://roa.sbe.maastrichtuniversity.nl/