Areas of research

  • Ageing and the labour market. Shift in age structures / structural change of age groups (societal level): Development of the labour participation of older workers, transitions to flexible work conditions and new forms of work, labour market risks and unemployment among the elderly, retirement behavior, ageing and education, spatial perspective on ageing, ageing and housing, ageing in municipal settings.

  • Companies facing demographic change (institutional level): Age-management, human resource policy in consideration of changing age structures, employment- and work structures. Generational relations in the workplace. Career planning and working hours in accordance with the needs of the elderly, senior economy.

  • Work and life course and biographical perspectives (personal level): qualification in accordance with the ageing process and lifelong learning. Compatability of work and longterm care. Flexible transition into retirement and post-occupational activities.

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