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Document ID (ISN)110034
CIS number 09-1086
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Alavinia S.M., Burdorf A.
Title Unemployment and retirement and ill-health: A cross-sectional analysis across European countries
Bibliographic information Oct. 2008, Vol.82, No.1, p.39-45. 27 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) older workers; Europe; unemployment; retired workers; state of health
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; comparative study; Netherlands; Austria; Switzerland; Germany; Denmark; Spain; France; Greece; Italy; chronic diseases; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; Sweden
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Unemployment
Older workers