Workforce and Employment

Over-50s are resigning en masse – new research explains who and why

The unprecedented rise in economic inactivity among the over-50s poses significant challenges for the UK economy. Image: Unsplash/Eric Prouzet

Carlos Carrillo-Tudela

Professor of Economics, University of Essex

Alex Clymo

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Essex

David Zentler-Munro

Assistant Professor in Economics, University of Essex


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