Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages: Evidence from Japan

Event: Technology and Aging Workforce: Maximize the Gains from Longevity and Long Working Life

Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages: Evidence from Japan

17 May 2018
Author / Speaker: 
Emiko Usui, Hitotsubashi University
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Satoshi Shimizutani, Ricoh Institute of Sustainability and Business
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Takashi Oshio, Hitotsubashi University
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Description: 

The labor force participation rate among Japanese men and women over the age of 65 has increased since 2010. This research shows that older people in Japan have a significant capacity to work at older ages. A follow-up study found, however, that after retirement salaried men who held jobs at age 54 have few employment opportunities and tend to become underemployed.

Geographical Focus: 
Japan
Type of Content: 
Learning Event

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