Story: Rhythms of daily life

Paid employment of people aged 65 and over

Paid employment of people aged 65 and over

As the top graph shows, increasing numbers of New Zealanders aged 65 and over include paid employment in their daily routine. A 2009 comparison between the developed nations of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), bottom, has shown that New Zealand's employment rate for 65–69-year-olds is beaten only by Mexico, Korea and Iceland.

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How to cite this page:

Megan Cook, 'Rhythms of daily life - Older people', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/40514/paid-employment-of-people-aged-65-and-over (accessed 27 September 2020)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 Sep 2013