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Population ageing from a lifecourse perspectiveCritical and international approaches$
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Kathrin Komp and Stina Johansson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447310716

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447310716.001.0001

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The labour market in ageing Sweden

The labour market in ageing Sweden

lifecourse influences on workforce participation

(p.203) Twelve The labour market in ageing Sweden
Population ageing from a lifecourse perspective

Mikael Stattin

Daniel Larsson

Policy Press

Population ageing goes hand in hand with an increasing number of healthy life years, which individuals can use for various activities. Policy-makers encourage individuals to spend at least some of these life years on paid work, because such a step would boost the economy and consolidate the financial basis of pension schemes. Employers are sometimes interested in older people working, because such a step maintains the size of the workforce, and it ensures that workers with experiential knowledge are available. This chapter discusses life-course influences on older people’s workforce participation in Sweden, where individuals work until a comparatively late age.

Keywords:   labour market, Sweden, welfare state, employer, health

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