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Older workers more motivated in their work

Author: Houtman, I.L.D.
Institution: TNO Kwaliteit van Leven
Source:Ewco Newsupdate European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, 5, 1-3
Identifier: 277187
Keywords: Workplace · Arbeidsproductiviteit · Employability · Nederland · Arbeidsattitude · Arbeidsmotivatie · Vergrijzing · Leeftijd · Leeftijdopbouw · Oudere arbeidskrachten · Bevordering van arbeid door ouderen


Older workers in the Netherlands report more health problems than their younger colleagues. Nevertheless, the TNO Work Situation Survey 2002 shows that they are seen to be more motivated and absorbed in their work. In the light of the predicted shrinking of the labour market in the future, it will become increasingly important to facilitate older employees to stay on in work rather than encouraging them to retire early.