Aging Workers and the Quality of Life

Steiber, NadiaORCID: (2014) Aging Workers and the Quality of Life. In: Michalos, Alex C., (ed.) Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Dordrecht: Springer Science+Business Media, pp. 111-116. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_58

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The definition of older persons - or older workers for this matter - varies across countries and contexts. According to the United Nations, for example, older persons are those age 60 and over.
EUROSTAT defines older workers as persons aged 55-64 in employment. This definition is also used in the Lisbon agreements which had set a target of increasing the average EU employment rate among older workers to 50% by 2010. In the occupational health literature, earlier ages of 45 or 50 years tend to be used as the base criterion for inclusion in studies of 'aging workers', because the inclusion of younger 'aging workers' is important for studying the effect of prevention measures (see Ilmarinen, 2001). This entry reviews research on the quality of life (QoL) of older workers.

Item Type: Book Contribution
Keywords: Ageism; Aging workers; Elderly workers' QoL
Research Units: Current Research Groups > Education and Employment
Former Research Units (until 2020) > in_Equality and Education
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 12:39
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2023 11:47
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_58
ISBN: 978-94-007-0752-8
ISSN: 978-94-007-0753-5

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