Demographics of adult employees of age 55-70 in Europe

Pau Miret Gamundi, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Madelín Gómez León, University of Southampton
Celia Fernández-Carro, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Population ageing is one of the most significant demographic features of western societies nowadays. Within this context, labour participation has been one of the emerging topics related with old population which is stated in the Active Ageing Paradigm, supporting the idea that working longer has a positive impact on their well-being and for the society in general. This paper aims to identify socio-demographic determinants that influence exits from employment of adult population in Europe, with a comparative perspective that takes into account the different context within each country. The data for the analysis will be drawn from the four waves of SHARE. This survey provides data about work and residential careers of older Europeans (50+), allowing linkages between later life spheres. The methods used are event history analysis and sequence analysis. The data for the analysis will be drawn from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), using those European countries that have participated in the fourth waves of the survey between 2004 and 2011 (Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria and France). This paper uses pproportion of employment within each wave will be analyzed for each country and changes in the individual characteristics and of the household. Logistic regression for Panel Data will be used to draw the employment patterns of adult population.

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Presented in Session 81: Dealing with population ageing and ageing labour forces