Legislation against age discrimination in the labour market came into force in October 2006. Has this improved the position of the over fifties in the UK labour market; and why it is increasingly important for the UK and other OECD countries to improve job opportunities for older workers?

Discussion question: This year, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have emerged as part of the UK Higher Education landscape, and have been running in U.S. mainstream universities for a couple of years; what does the MOOC potentially mean for participation in, and returns to, Higher Education? Are they a viable alternative to a traditional degree course, either now or in the future? Discuss, using an application of economic theory. (500 words) Discussion question: Legislation against age discrimination in the labour market came into force in October 2006. Has this improved the position of the over fifties in the UK labour market; and why it is increasingly important for the UK and other OECD countries to improve job opportunities for older workers? (500 words)