Early retirement due to poor health and working conditions

Poor health constitutes the main reason for early retirement. How is this linked to working conditions and what are the measures required to tackle this issue?

Pub. Jan 25, 2021 Published January 25, 2021

Poor health is the most common reason for early retirement in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). Here we look at patterns in the BSR in terms of self-perceived health status of workers aged 55+, incidence of disability pensions and working despite a chronic illness. We look at how research links health and working conditions and how taking a gender perspective related to work and health is of crucial importance. We include country perspectives from Latvia, Sweden and Finland and emphasise the importance of age management and a life-course perspective for policy development in this area.