Journal article

Inequalities in extending working lives beyond age 60 in Canada, Denmark, Sweden and England-By gender, level of education and health

Ashley McAllister, Theo Bodin, Henrik Bronnum-Hansen, Lisa Harber-Aschan, Ben Barr, Lee Bentley, Qing Liao, Natasja Koitzsch Jensen, Ingelise Andersen, Wen-Hao Chen, Karsten Thielen, Cameron Mustard, Finn Diderichsen, Margaret Whitehead, Bo Burstrom

PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Keeping older workers in employment is critical for societies facing the challenge of an ageing population. This study examined the association between types of health conditions and differentials in the probability of employment by level of education among men and women between 60-69 years of age in Canada, Denmark, Sweden and England. METHODS: Data were drawn from the Canadian Community Health Survey, Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe and English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. We combined country data, applied logistic regression, adjusted for educational level, and stratified the analysis by sex to calculate the odds ratio (OR) of employment (>15 hours work per ..

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Grants

Awarded by Canadian Institutes for Health Research


Awarded by Innovation Fund Denmark


Awarded by UK Economic and Social Research Council


Awarded by Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the Joint Programming Initiative - More Years, Better Lives and funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (EWL-14428), Innovation Fund Denmark (5194-00004B), the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ES/N019261/1), the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (2015-01531). The funders played no part in the authors' analyses or interpretation of data or decision to publish.