De invloed van psychosociale en fysieke werkgerelateerde factoren op vroegpensioen in elf Europese landen | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 24, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0921-5077
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7235


The role of work-related factors on early retirement in 11 European countries

The role of work-related factors on early retirement in 11 European countries

Gedrag & Organisatie, volume 24, November 2011, nr. 4, pp. 451-463.With the ageing population there is a need to increase work participation. The longitudinal ‘Survey on Health and Ageing in Europe’ (SHARE-study) makes it possible to identify possible predictors of early retirement. The hypothesis is that poor working conditions might predict early retirement. The SHARE-study contains data from 4,673 workers aged 50-60 year with paid employment at baseline and information on work status during the four-year follow-up. During the follow-up period 14% of the workers exited the workforce due to early retirement. A low educational level, excessive alcohol consumption, a reduced self-perceived health, and a lack of job control were the most important predictors of early retirement. Preventive interventions aimed to prevent health problems might contribute to the prevention of early exit from work.


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