High and rising senior employment in the Nordic countries

  • Bjørn Halvorsen and economic analysist in the Norwegian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Finance


The employment of older workers is high and rising in the Nordic countries, and most seniors have flexible access to emloyment or retirement from their early sixties. There is still potential for further improvements even in the Nordic countries, however.  This article describes and analyses this development and the main policies and reforms behind it. The article ends up with some preliminary impacts on senior employment  from the Covid 19 pandemic this year