Decent work for older persons in Thailand

This paper brings to light the current and emerging issues concerning the promotion of decent work for older persons in Thailand.

This paper brings to light the current and emerging issues concerning the promotion of decent work for older persons in Thailand. It is a case study of a developing country which faces policy challenges to cope with the impacts of rapid population ageing on the labour market, and thus, on the country’s productivity and socio-economic development. The paper demonstrates that the promotion of decent work for older persons is an inter-generational and society-wide issue, which calls for policies responding to specific needs of older persons in line with a broader policy framework. Building upon the challenging task of compiling and analysing multi-year, age-, gender- and area-disaggregated data, this paper supplements the largely limited information available on the subject.

This paper is part of the ILO Asia-Pacific Working Paper Series, which is intended to enhance the body of knowledge, stimulate discussion, encourage knowledge sharing and further research for the promotion of decent work in Asia and the Pacific.