Sustainable work and the ageing workforce

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09 December 2012
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09 December 2012
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Abstract

Achieving work environments that make work sustainable over a lifetime is a key facet of the promotion of longer working lives. This study - based on the fifth European Working Conditions Survey - considers the dimensions of work that have proved essential to the understanding of work sustainability: working conditions; physical and psychological health; the expressive dimension of work; reconciliation of working and non-working time; and socioeconomic conditions. It examines the influence of these factors on how older workers perceive the sustainability of their work, taking account of differences between workers in terms of age, occupation and gender. In addition, the working conditions of the ageing workforce across Member States of the European Union are compared. An executive summary is also available - see Related content.
 

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    Number of Pages: 
    104
    Reference No: 
    ef1266
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1100-5
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-31-12-954-EN-C
    DOI: 
    10.2806/42794
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    Sustainable work and the ageing workforce

    Achieving work environments that make work sustainable over a lifetime is a key facet of the promotion of longer working lives. This study - based on the fifth European Working Conditions Survey - considers the dimensions of work that have proved essential to the understanding of work sustainability: working conditions; physical and psychological health; the expressive dimension of work; reconciliation of working and non-working time; and socioeconomic conditions. It examines the influence of these factors on how older workers perceive the sustainability of their work, taking account of differences between workers in terms of age, occupation and gender. In addition, the working conditions of the ageing workforce across Member States of the European Union are compared.

  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    ef12661
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    O trabalho sustentável e uma população ativa em envelhecimento - Resumo executivo

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    Conseguir ambientes de trabalho que tornem o trabalho sustentável ao longo da vida é um aspeto essencial da promoção de uma vida ativa mais longa. Este estudo analisa as dimensões do trabalho que se revelaram essenciais para a compreensão da sustentabilidade do trabalho: as condições de trabalho, a saúde física e psicológica, a dimensão expressiva do trabalho, a conciliação do horário laboral e não laboral e as condições socioeconómicas. Analisa a influência desses fatores na perceção que os trabalhadores mais velhos têm da sustentabilidade do seu trabalho, tendo em consideração as diferenças entre os trabalhadores no que se refere à idade, profissão e género. Além disso, faz uma comparação das condições de trabalho da população ativa em envelhecimento nos Estados-Membros da União Europeia.



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