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Sustainable work and the ageing workforce

Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2012 - ISBN 978-92-897-1100-5 - doi:10.2806/42794

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. 

author(s): European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions - P. Vendramin, G. Valenduc (Fondation Travail-Université), A.-F. Molinié, S. Volkoff (Centre d’Etudes de l’Emploi), M. Ajzen, E. Léonard (Université Catholique de Louvain, L’Institut des Sciences du Travail)
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