Publication type: Conference poster
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Title: Health status and labour force participation among older workers in Switzerland : a growth curve analysis
Authors: Feer, Sonja
Lipps, Oliver
Dratva, Julia
Baumann, Isabel
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckab165.314
Published in: European Journal of Public Health
Volume(Issue): 31
Issue: Supplement_3
Conference details: 14th European Public Health Conference, online, 10-12 November 2021
Issue Date: 11-Nov-2021
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 331: Labor economics
610: Medicine and health
Further description: Objectives: We investigate how individual trajectories of health status and labor force participation among older workers in Switzerland are interrelated and how this relationship varies by occupation. Methods: We use data from the Swiss Household Panel (SHP) to analyze the long-term trajectories of older workers, measured in terms of working hours and general health status. The sample includes more than 7,000 workers aged 50 to 65(men)/64(women). We run a bivariate response multilevel model for growth that allows examining between- and within-individual changes over time. Results: All occupational groups become more heterogeneous in terms of health status with increasing age. At the same time, working hours decrease in all occupational groups with increasing age. A look at the individual level indicates that the working hours of manual workers seem to be more dependent on their health status compared to those of non-manual workers and that this dependence increases over time. This result confirms our hypothesis that the labor market participation of manual workers is more sensitive to their health status. Conclusions: Our findings contribute to the debate about the importance of older workers' health in the context of working life extension. Key messages: - All occupational groups become more heterogenous in terms of health status with increasing age, however working hours of manual workers seem to be more dependent on their health status. - Manual workers experience a stronger effect of health on working hours and that this effect increases over time, therefore prevention of ill health may be particularly beneficial in manual workers.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Health Sciences
Organisational Unit: Institute of Public Health (IPH)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Gesundheitliche Ungleichheit im Kontext einer Verlängerung des Arbeitslebens
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