Sickness absence among those in paid work after age 65

There is very little knowledge about what the ageing workforce will mean for sickness absence. The aim of the project is to gain knowledge on paid work and sickness absence after age 65, related to sex, morbidity, sociodemographics, socioeconomics, and psychosocial working environment. The project is an extension of a completed project within the division, which showed that despite an increase of paid work after age 65, sickness absence rates did not increase. The current project both updates the results of the previous project, as well as extends the analysis methods to include prospective cohort studies where the same individuals are followed regarding their sickness absence both before and after they turn 65. We also study to what extent those with disability pension or long sickness absence before the age of 65 continue in paid work after age 65, especially related to difference between sickness absence/disability pension in mental and somatic diagnoses.

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Publications

Associations between combinations of job demands and job control among 616,818 people aged 55-64 in paid work with their labour market status 11 years later: a prospective cohort study.

Sick leave among people in paid work after age 65: A Swedish population-based study covering 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010

Sick leave before and after the age of 65 in 2000 and 2005: A Swedish register-based cohort study