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Ageing and the Public Service in the Netherlands

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Although the country‐wide demographics appear quite favourable in the Netherlands compared to other OECD member countries, the situation in the public sector is somewhat problematic. The Dutch government has identified three main problems resulting from ageing: i) long‐term financing of social security, including healthcare costs and pension liabilities (AOW); ii) management of older public service workers; and iii) anticipated recruitment difficulties and labour market shortages.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2007-07-01

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