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Older workers' job market 'is robust'

Increasing the age at which women can first receive their state pension has, it is claimed, led to significant numbers of women deferring their retirement, with more than half the women aged 60 now in paid work for the first time ever.

These are among the main findings of new research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies. It says some husbands are responding by remaining in work for longer.

Paul Johnson the director of the the Institute for Fiscal Studies, told the Today programme business presenter Simon Jack that "the labour market for older workers is remarkably robust at the moment" but that no studies have shown this to be responsible for "crowding out" younger people from the employment market.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday 8 March 2013.

  • 08 Mar 2013