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Contribution of mortality decline to longer working life: The case of indonesian males 1980–1995


The length of working life of Indonesian males has been estimated for 1980 and 1995. Data on age specific labour force participation rates are obtained from the 1980 census and the 1995 intercensal population survey. Data on agespecific mortality have been adopted from appropriate model life tables based on indirect estimates of child mortality in the absence of any direct information about mortality. The contribution of declining mortality to the lengthening of working life has been greater than the contribution of higher labour force participation rates. Reductions in mortality at ages before entry into the labour force have increased the potential for added and improved education and training needed for the work force, which is also a contribution of reduced mortality to human capital development. The findings have implications for policy and future employment plans.

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Dasvarma, G.L. Contribution of mortality decline to longer working life: The case of indonesian males 1980–1995. Journal of Population Research 19, 75–84 (2002).

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