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Johannes Siegrist & Morten Wahrendorf

In: The SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society

Chapter 18: Quality of Work, Wellbeing and Retirement

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Quality of Work, Wellbeing and Retirement
Quality of work, wellbeing and retirement
JohannesSiegrist and MortenWahrendorf

Demographic aging is now expanding beyond economically advanced societies affecting also rapidly developing countries. In these former societies the aging process has led to remarkable demographic changes during the second half of the 20th century. Older people in general are in better health than two or three generations ago. Most convincing evidence of a process of healthier aging comes from demographic analyses demonstrating that human senescence, i.e. the period of the last few years of one's lifespan when severe functional loss can no longer be compensated has been postponed by about a decade (Vaupel, 2010). The fact that many older men and women reach their ‘third’ age in good health and continue ...

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