Bad times to grow old? Over 60s and scarcity of resource

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, turning 60 meant entering maturity and having almost half a life ahead of it. You even had to keep working for many more years. Because otherwise the pension system would be overloaded, weakened by a substantial drop in contributions from the precarious labor market.

However, from one day to the next, that age becomes the threshold of access to the largest group of high health risk, according to the first mortality statistics produced by the pandemic. The maturescent become “old men” without continuity, although they still have many years of work ahead to be able to retire and leave their job vacant.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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