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Working Environment and work retention

Fridriksson, Johann Fridrik; Tómasson, Kristinn; Midtsundstad, Tove; Sivesind Mehlum, Ingrid; Hilsen, Anne Inga; Nilsson, Kerstin LU and Albin, Maria LU (2017) In TemaNord 2017(559).
Abstract
The project shows that the working environment is rarely the sole cause of early retirement, but working environment factors may explain a large fraction of the transition to disability pension in particular. Several working environment predictors of early retirement are well-documented in the Nordic countries, but workplace policies and activities to retain older workers rarely aim to improve the working environment. There may be great potentials in developing workplace interventions which combine prevention of working environment risk factors (e.g. risk factors for accidents, strenuous work/high physical work demands, insufficient recovery between work shifts, quantitative work demands, conflicts at work and bullying/harassment, and age... (More)
The project shows that the working environment is rarely the sole cause of early retirement, but working environment factors may explain a large fraction of the transition to disability pension in particular. Several working environment predictors of early retirement are well-documented in the Nordic countries, but workplace policies and activities to retain older workers rarely aim to improve the working environment. There may be great potentials in developing workplace interventions which combine prevention of working environment risk factors (e.g. risk factors for accidents, strenuous work/high physical work demands, insufficient recovery between work shifts, quantitative work demands, conflicts at work and bullying/harassment, and age discrimination) with increment of job satisfaction through increased control/influence, possibilities for development and recognition from management. (Less)
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TemaNord
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Poulsen, Otto Melchior and
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2017
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559
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121 pages
publisher
Nordiska ministerrådet
ISSN
0908-6692
ISBN
978-92-893-5196-6
978-92-893-5197-3
DOI
10.6027/TN2017-559
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English
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  author       = {Fridriksson, Johann Fridrik and Tómasson, Kristinn and Midtsundstad, Tove and Sivesind Mehlum, Ingrid and Hilsen, Anne Inga and Nilsson, Kerstin and Albin, Maria},
  editor       = {Poulsen, Otto Melchior},
  institution  = {Nordiska ministerrådet},
  isbn         = {978-92-893-5196-6},
  issn         = {0908-6692},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {12},
  number       = {559},
  pages        = {121},
  series       = {TemaNord},
  title        = {Working Environment and work retention},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.6027/TN2017-559},
  volume       = {2017},
  year         = {2017},
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