Sustainable work and the ageing workforce
- 9 December 2012
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 sustainabilRead more
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.Read less
ReportNumber of pages:104Reference no.:ef1266ISBN:978-92-897-1100-5Catalogue no.:TJ-31-12-954-EN-CDOI:10.2806/42794Author(s):Vendramin, Patricia; Valenduc, Gérard; Molinié, Anne-Françoise; Volkoff, Serge; Ajzen, Michel; Léonard, EvelyneTopics:Retirement; Social policies; Sustainable work; Working conditions; Ageing workforce; Working conditions and sustainable work
Executive summaryNumber of pages:2Reference no.:ef12661Catalogue info
Sustainable work and the ageing workforce - Executive summaryAuthor(s):Eurofound
What are the conditions that make work sustainable over a lifetime and are therefore likely to promote a longer working life? The concept of work sustainability takes into account the simultaneous – and partly contradictory – evolution of working conditions and of the demography of the active population. It builds not only on research on job quality for older workers, but also on research examining how job quality affects all age groups. This study is based on a secondary analysis of the fifth European Working Conditions Survey. Read more in the report - see Related content.
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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 EWCS 2010, the fifth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.