Research Group

Labor Demography

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Increasing longevity and the decreasing worker-to-non-worker ratio are among the key demographic challenges facing the developed world. Encouraging people to work longer is a potential solution to the problems associated with these trends. Currently, however, little is known about how increasing longevity is distributed between work and retirement. To help fill this research gap, we analyze the trends and determinants of working life expectancy across the developing world. We take the full life course perspective, analyzing how the expansion of education has influenced entry into the labor force; how economic uncertainty, parental leave, and other sources of voluntary and involuntary inactivity during prime working ages influence population-level labor force participation; and how changes in health at older ages, as well as policy changes and shifts in economic opportunities, influence how long people remain in the workforce.Detailed description


Selected Publications

Dudel, C.; Myrskylä, M.:
Demography 54:6, 2101-2123 (2017).
Lorenti, A.; Dudel, C.; Myrskylä, M.:
Social Indicators Research 142:1, 283-303 (2019).
Dudel, C.:
Sociological Methods and Research, 1-28 (2018).
Dudel, C.; López Gómez, M. A.; Benavides, F. G.; Myrskylä, M.:
European Journal of Population 34:5, 769-791 (2018).
Finnigan, R.; Hale, J. M.:
Social Forces 96:4, 1541-1568 (2018).


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