This year's "White Paper on Aging Society" introduces the results of a survey that people over the age of 60 are more motivated to work than in the United States, and the elderly continue to work while trying to prevent infection with the new coronavirus. It is said that promotion of telework is required so that they can work.

In the white paper, from December to January last year, the Cabinet Office conducted an awareness survey of more than 1,300 men and women over the age of 60, and introduced a comparison with the United States, Germany, and Sweden, which conducted similar surveys. I am.

When asked about their motivation to work in the future, about 30% of the respondents in the United States and other countries answered that they would like to work with income, while about 40% in Japan.

When asked why, in Japan, the most respondents answered "I want income", while in the three countries, "The work itself is interesting and it gives me vitality" is the most common.

The white paper states that as the population is expected to continue aging, further promotion of telework will be required so that the elderly can continue to work while preventing infection with the new coronavirus.