|Document ID (ISN)||110034|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Alavinia S.M., Burdorf A.
||Unemployment and retirement and ill-health: A cross-sectional analysis across European countries
||Oct. 2008, Vol.82, No.1, p.39-45. 27 ref.
||The objective of this study was to determine the associations between various measures of state of health and employment status across ten European countries. Study subjects were 11,462 participants of the Survey on Health and Ageing in Europe (SHARE) who were 50-64 years old. Logistic regression was used to calculate the associations between the state of health and other determinants and being employed, retired, unemployed or a homemaker. A large variation across European countries was observed for the proportion of persons 50-65 years with paid employment, varying among men from 42% in Austria to 75% in Sweden and among women from 22% in Italy to 69% in Sweden. Among employed workers 18% reported a poor health, whereas this proportion was 37% in retirees, 39% in unemployed persons, and 35% in homemakers. Implications of these findings are discussed.
||older workers; Europe; unemployment; retired workers; state of health
||subjective assessment; comparative study; Netherlands; Austria; Switzerland; Germany; Denmark; Spain; France; Greece; Italy; chronic diseases; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; Sweden
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Netherlands|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Stress, psychosocial factors