Ageing and the Public Service in Portugal
In 2000, Portugal was among the countries with the greatest proportion of elderly people, as measured by the percentage of the total population aged 65 and over, as well as with the greatest share of public service personnel scheduled for imminent retirement. Nevertheless, Portugal has not developed an ageing policy for the public service, per se. Instead, political attention has been focused on attempting to control the growth of the public service as well as on weak economic growth and the resulting increase in public debt.
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Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 2007-07-01