Impact of the Recession on Age Management Policies

Case Study: KPN, the Netherlands

Published in: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin : Eurofound, 2012), p. 1-7

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2012

by Lidia Villalba van Dijk

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In the Netherlands, until 2008 workers over the age of 52 were entitled to additional holiday entitlements of one day a week. However, as part of the efforts to make employing older staff more attractive to companies, the trade unions agreed that in some sectors older workers should lose their preferential age-related benefits, such as additional holidays. Instead, employers were encouraged to invest more in education and training.

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