WP1. Determinants for long participation in working-life and effects of working-life participation on health and well-being. Quantitative studies.

Project leaders: Kjell Torén and Maria Albin

There are knowledge gaps regarding predictors for extended (>65 years of age) working-life participation (WLP), as well as health consequences of a long and extended working-life. The few existing studies are old and do not reflect the current changes in the European labour market, such as the increasing heterogeneity in the workforce and in the working conditions.

We will analyse a number of unique longitudinal large general-population based longitudinal studies, and establish a new large population based case-control study with retrospective assessments of predictors for extended WLP.


  • To analyse the working-life expectancy in Sweden in relation to occupation, occupational exposures, gender, country of birth, industry, and number of work-site employees.
  • To analyse which factors predict an extended working-life participation after 65 years of age
  • To analyse how health is influenced by work-place factors and conditions outside the work-place for workers extending their working-life participation after 65 years of age.
  • To analyse the interrelation between working conditions and different markers for biological ageing

Preliminary results have been presented with regard to Aim 1 (see ?? [M1] Hänvisa till kongressabstracts)