Future of Work

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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