The ageing of the general population and thus of working population, too, is one of the crucial aspects of modern society. Consequently, more and more people will be active and able/willing to work after 60 years of age out of personal choice, in relation to prolonged healthy life expectancy, better health conditions and expertise, and also due to economic and political considerations (delayed retirement age). Therefore the main problem is how to maintain the aging population in good health and promote and improve their working life and social integration. It is assumed that maintaining good working capacity depends on both health and occupational status, which are in turn supported by good working conditions (both environmental and relational) and healthy life styles. This leads to better quality of life, higher productivity and, consequently, a more satisfactory retirement period with consequent lower social costs both for the individual and the society.
|Translated title of the contribution||Work and ageing|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Medicina del Lavoro|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health