Ageing Population

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As older workers become increasingly commonplace in the rapidly ageing industrialised world, Ed Butler asks whether they represent a burden or a blessing. He speaks to renowned anthropologist Jared Diamond about how tribal societies deal with their aged. We hear from Germany, which has the most advanced demographics of any major European country. And Ed speaks to Sir Ian Cheshire, the boss of the major European retailer Kingfisher, about why he actively seeks out older workers to man his stores.

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Wed 19 Feb 2014 08:32 GMT
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