Active Ageing and Supportive Working Time Measures

Agne Kalson


This paper considers some of the most important working time arrangements (e.g. part-time work, job-sharing, working time accounts) which promote active ageing and encourage the elderly to remain in the labour market. An overview of Estonia’s labour law and its limitations hindering the successful implementation of these working schemes will be provided. This will be done by relying upon comparative and analytical research, taking UK and German legislation as examples of best practice, in order to point out those aspects that can be replicated in Estonia in order to overcome the obstacles hampering the effective implementation of these working schemes.