I’m a sucker for bold graphics (keep that in mind if you want free links!). A graph in the always enlightening “By The Numbers” section on Real Clear Markets caught my eye- it definitely fits the criteria. This article graphs the employment rate amongst people aged 55 and older in various countries, and europe as a whole. Not that unexpectedly, the United States leads the way in this category.
As stated on RCM, the issue is now in the forefront for countries like Greece which are currently struggling with their finances. One of the legacy costs hurting countries is the large pensions obligations the countries are racking up. Of the PIIGS countries, Ireland and Portugal avoid this list, but Italy, Greece and Spain are featured.