Although the average retirement age is rising, still many workers leave the workforce via different pathways before the official retirement age. To facilitate longer working lives, the aim of this thesis is to gain insight into determinants of leaving paid employment, the possibility to identify high risk groups for displacement from work, and the possible consequences of decreased work ability.

The primary objectives of this thesis are:
1. To study determinants of exit from paid employment via disability, unemployment, and early retirement.
2. To explore the predictive value of work ability to identify persons at high risk of longterm sickness absence.
3. To determine the consequences of decreased work ability for health care use.

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A. Burdorf (Alex) , S.J.W. Robroek (Suzan)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
The studies presented in this thesis were financially supported by a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) (grant number 208031003) and the Department of Public Health of the Erasmus Medical Center.
Department of Public Health

Reeuwijk, K. (2016, September 29). Determinants of exit from paid employment. Retrieved from