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Factors influencing early exit from the labour market

Author: Houtman, I. · Geuskens, G.
Publisher: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Place: Loughlinstown
EWCO Comparative Analytical Reports
Identifier: 444936
Report number: NL1101019I
Keywords: Workplace · Work and Employment · Healthy Living · Organisation · WH - Work & Health · Behavioural and Societal Sciences


According to a recent study based on the Netherlands Working Conditions Survey, Dutch employees are increasingly motivated to work until the official retirement age of 65 (42% in 2009). They also increasingly think they will be able to do so in their present job (45%). A poor social climate at work and poor health are predictors of lower motivation and ability to continue working until 65. In addition to promoting health and a positive social climate, the ability to work until 65 should be supported by less heavy work and adjusting working hours to employees’ needs.