Working conditions of workers of different ages

Report
Opdateret
21 december 2017
Udgivet
21 december 2017
Formater
Executive summary in 22 languages

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Resumé

Demographic change is changing the face of working life across the EU. The increased demand on a shrinking pool of workers to provide for the social needs of an ageing population is leading to increases in the employment rate of older workers and a lengthening of working life. Policy reforms have – on the whole – focused on raising the statutory retirement age and providing financial incentives for older workers to remain in work beyond retirement age. However, a range of other factors also influence workers’ decision to continue working into old age – including health and well-being, work–life balance, career prospects and job security, and working conditions such as autonomy, hours of work and psychosocial aspects of the workplace. This report analyses these factors in depth for the 28 EU Member States, using data from the latest European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS 2015) and in the context of Eurofound’s concept of ‘sustainable work over the life course’. An executive summary is available - see Related content.

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    80
    Reference No: 
    EF1747
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1618-5
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-06-17-295-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/879475
    Catalogue info

    Working conditions of workers of different ages

    Demographic change is increasing the number of older workers in employment in Europe. In order for all of them to work beyond 55 or even after the pension age, it is necessary to identify what are the factors preventing or helping workers to have a sustainable work.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF17471
    Catalogue info

    Arbejdsvilkår for arbejdstagere i forskellige aldersgrupper

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Demografiske ændringer ændrer billedet af arbejdslivet i EU. Den stigende efterspørgsel efter en gruppe af arbejdstagere, der er ved at svinde ind, med henblik på at tage hånd om de sociale behov hos en aldrende befolkning, fører til stigninger i beskæftigelsesraten blandt ældre arbejdstagere og et længere arbejdsliv. Politiske reformer har — som helhed — fokuseret på at hæve den fastsatte pensionsalder og skabe økonomisk incitament for de ældre arbejdstagere til at blive på arbejdsmarkedet, efter de har nået pensionsalderen. Men en række andre faktorer påvirker også arbejdstagernes beslutning om fortsat at arbejde i en høj alder — herunder helbred og trivsel, balance mellem arbejds- og privatliv, karrieremuligheder og jobsikkerhed samt arbejdsvilkår som selvbestemmelse, arbejdstid og psykosociale aspekter på arbejdspladsen. Denne rapport analyserer disse faktorer i dybden for de 28 EU-medlemsstater ved hjælp af data fra den seneste europæiske undersøgelse af arbejdsvilkår (EWCS 2015) og inden for rammerne af Eurofounds begreb ”bæredygtigt arbejde i de forskellige livsfaser”.

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Part of the series

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2015

    ​Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the 2015 EWCS. The survey was first carried out in 1991.

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