The UN ESCAP estimated that 60% of older persons resided in the Asia-Pacific in 2020 and their number was expected to rise to 1.3 billion by 2050. Japan in particular is considered the most “super-aged society” in the world, where 28.7% of the population is aged 65 or older, most of whom are women.
With increasing life expectancy, older persons are no longer seen as “dependents” disqualified from making economic contributions but rather as an active sector that can fuel the so-called silver economy. Attention is thus being paid to dispelling ageism and creating a more inclusive workforce, as seen in global efforts such as the adoption of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing in 2002. Understanding the correlation between the demographic transition and productivity is of primary importance for policymakers and businesses in the region.
The main objectives of this course are:
This e-learning course will cover the following modules: Module 1: Demography and its impact on productivity Module 2: Aging and labor productivity Module 3: Female and elderly labor force participation for productivity enhancement Module 4: Digital inclusion and creating an enabling environment for older people
Module 5: Emerging issues and the silver economy