Quality of Work, Health and Early Retirement: European Comparisons

  • Johannes Siegrist
  • Morten Wahrendorf


Extending labour marked participation of older people (aged 55+) is an important target of European social policy (“Lisbon Strategy”). In addition to reducing economic incentives of early retirement, investments into “good” work, in terms of a favourable psychosocial work environment, are proposed as promising measures towards this end. Distinct national social policies may enhance such efforts.


Labour Market Occupational Status Lifelong Learning Early Retirement Psychosocial Work Environment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical SociologyUniversity of DuesseldorfDuesseldorfGermany

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