Youth Preferences for Workplace Characteristics and What Could Elderly Care Sector Suggest in This Case

  • Laima Okunevičiūtė Neverauskienė
  • Laimutė Žalimienė
  • Jolita Junevičienė
Keywords: youth as labour force, Generation Y, elderly care sector, attracting employees, structural lag


The article seeks to answer the question: What are the opportunities and preconditions in the future for having more young workforce in the care sector for the elderly? The article analyses the requirements for a job in general and specifically for work in the care sector for the elderly, and compares whether the working conditions and the nature of work in this sector meet these needs. The analysis revealed that there is a significant mismatch between the needs of modern young people (Generation Y) in terms of the characteristics of the job desired and the existing structures (specificities of jobs in the care sector) that are being addressed through certain practical social policy initiatives.