Ageing in Germany

Germany is the second oldest country in the world


The German population is the oldest in the world, after Japan. The average age in Germany reached a new high of 44.1 years in 2013, an increase of more than four years since 1995. ...

Half of Germans aged over 60 years still in employment


For those aged over 60 year, retirement is still far away in Germany. Despite the introduction of deduction-free pension at the age of 63, in recent years the employment of older people has increased ...

11% of German family caregivers give up work


Does family kill career? Sometimes mothers don’t resume work after parental leave, despite the improvements in work-lafi balance policies achieved by German companies and government. But another reason to give up or reduce the ...