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Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health

Together for more healthy years


Theme Participation

Line of research

At the start of the theme the emphasis lies on work and health. In the light of demographic developments and the aging of the population, government policy is aimed at increasing the labour market participation of vulnerable workers (think of disabled people, migrants, low socio-economic positions -SEP- and older employees). But also promoting the active and healthy aging of the current workforce is on the agenda of both the government and employers. Some lines of research:

  • With the rise of the retirement age, the question arises as to how employees can achieve that age in good health. We investigate which policy and which initiatives in practice promote healthy aging in the workplace.

  • Within the second line of research, we investigate how we can improve the labour market position of employees with health problems, in particular people with a low socio-economic position. What contribution can they make themselves? And what is the impact of extending the careers of these people to their health in later life?

  • The Dutch are getting older. What impact does a longer lifespan have on our health and labour participation? Within the third line of research, we investigate the relationship between our life course and the length of our working life.

With the theme Participation we want to achieve a healthier working life for every Dutch man and woman through interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research.
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