Working beyond the traditional retirement age: the influence of health on Australia's older workers

Schofield, Deborah J., Callander, Emily J., Kelly, Simon J., and Shrestha, Rupendra N. (2017) Working beyond the traditional retirement age: the influence of health on Australia's older workers. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 29 (3). pp. 235-244.

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Abstract

This article examines the relationship between health and workforce participation beyond the age of 65 years in Australia. This study found that people with a chronic health condition were less likely to be employed than those without a health condition (OR, 0.59; 95% CI [0.38, 0.92]). Among those with a chronic health condition, those in income quartile 2 (OR, 0.27; 95% CI [0.11, 0.67]) and 3 (OR, 0.38; 95% CI, [0.15–0.93]) were significantly less likely to be employed relative to those in income quartile 4. Older workers with a chronic health condition were less likely to work beyond the age of 65; however, among those with a chronic health condition, those with very high income and those with very low income were the most likely to keep working.

Item ID: 48845
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1545-0821
Keywords: employment, health, older people, retirement
Funders: National Seniors Australia (NSA)
Projects and Grants: NSA Productive Ageing Grant
Date Deposited: 03 May 2017 22:45
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140208 Health Economics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910209 Preference, Behaviour and Welfare @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) @ 50%
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