This data file contains a suitability index measuring how well-suited older workers are to different occupations. Occupations are evaluated by how old their retirement ages tend to be in practice; how likely workers are to file for disability; and the extent to which the required skills for the occupation decline with age. These three characteristics capture different dimensions of older workers’ ability to do different occupations. Each characteristic is then correlated with projected job growth to assess whether older workers will be able to do the jobs of the future. Finally, the three characteristics are combined into a single index of suitability of occupations for older workers.
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Jan 2022 (v1.0)
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