Differences between occupations with respect to exit from working life

Roland Kadefors, Kerstin Nilsson, Lars Rylander, Per-Olof Östergren, Maria Albin

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There is in large parts of the world a demographic crisis. Due to the increase in life length and the drop inbirth rates, prospects are that much fewer people of working age will be available in the future to supportthose in retirement.Also Sweden faces a demographic challenge, implying that it will be necessary to make the Swedeswork more years. There is an obvious potential in the age range 65-74 years, where the employment rate isa mere 15.3 percent, whereas it amounts to about 77 percent in the age range 55-64 years (StatisticsSweden 2013). The proposals under way focus on revising frameworks hampering working into old age, andcreation of economic incentives for everyone to do so. In this discussion, the role of poor working conditionsboosting premature retirement, is largely left aside. Nevertheless, it is well known that insufficient work abilityin relation to work demands is a strong predictor for early exit from working life (e.g, Ilmarinen 2011). So thequestion arises, which ones are the occupational groups that exit working life early, and are workingconditions likely to play a role?
StatusPublicerad - 2015
Externt publiceradJa

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  • demographic challenge
  • Sweden


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