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Differences between occupations with respect to exit from working life

Kadefors, Roland; Nilsson, Kerstin LU ; Rylander, Lars LU ; Östergren, Per-Olof LU and Albin, Maria (2015) The 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA)
Abstract (Swedish)
There is in large parts of the world a demographic crisis. Due to the increase in life length and the drop in
birth rates, prospects are that much fewer people of working age will be available in the future to support
those in retirement.
Also Sweden faces a demographic challenge, implying that it will be necessary to make the Swedes
work more years. There is an obvious potential in the age range 65-74 years, where the employment rate is
a mere 15.3 percent, whereas it amounts to about 77 percent in the age range 55-64 years (Statistics
Sweden 2013). The proposals under way focus on revising frameworks hampering working into old age, and
creation of economic incentives for everyone to do so. In this discussion,... (More)
There is in large parts of the world a demographic crisis. Due to the increase in life length and the drop in
birth rates, prospects are that much fewer people of working age will be available in the future to support
those in retirement.
Also Sweden faces a demographic challenge, implying that it will be necessary to make the Swedes
work more years. There is an obvious potential in the age range 65-74 years, where the employment rate is
a mere 15.3 percent, whereas it amounts to about 77 percent in the age range 55-64 years (Statistics
Sweden 2013). The proposals under way focus on revising frameworks hampering working into old age, and
creation of economic incentives for everyone to do so. In this discussion, the role of poor working conditions
boosting premature retirement, is largely left aside. Nevertheless, it is well known that insufficient work ability
in relation to work demands is a strong predictor for early exit from working life (e.g, Ilmarinen 2011). So the
question arises, which ones are the occupational groups that exit working life early, and are working
conditions likely to play a role? (Less)
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  abstract     = {There is in large parts of the world a demographic crisis. Due to the increase in life length and the drop in<br/>birth rates, prospects are that much fewer people of working age will be available in the future to support<br/>those in retirement.<br/>Also Sweden faces a demographic challenge, implying that it will be necessary to make the Swedes<br/>work more years. There is an obvious potential in the age range 65-74 years, where the employment rate is<br/>a mere 15.3 percent, whereas it amounts to about 77 percent in the age range 55-64 years (Statistics<br/>Sweden 2013). The proposals under way focus on revising frameworks hampering working into old age, and<br/>creation of economic incentives for everyone to do so. In this discussion, the role of poor working conditions<br/>boosting premature retirement, is largely left aside. Nevertheless, it is well known that insufficient work ability<br/>in relation to work demands is a strong predictor for early exit from working life (e.g, Ilmarinen 2011). So the<br/>question arises, which ones are the occupational groups that exit working life early, and are working<br/>conditions likely to play a role?},
  author       = {Kadefors, Roland and Nilsson, Kerstin and Rylander, Lars and Östergren, Per-Olof and Albin, Maria},
  keyword      = {demographic challenge,Sweden },
  language     = {swe},
  title        = {Differences between occupations with respect to exit from working life},
  year         = {2015},
}