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Table 5 Factors that would contribute to staying longer at work

From: Determinants for the transition from work into retirement in Europe

  More flexible working time More opportunities to update skills Better health/safety at workplace
  EU15, rich EU15, poor New EU MS EU15, rich EU15, poor New EU MS EU15, rich EU15, poor New EU MS
Sex          
Men 23.3 19.4 23.7 8.9 13.7 12.2 9.5 15.6 26.8
Women 23.2 19.9 24.7 11.6 14.4 11.3 10.3 12.7 23.9
Occupational group          
Intellectual workers 27.6 21.6 29.2 10.8 15.2 16.1 8.6 11.8 26.3
Other white collar 23.0 20.5 24.7 11.3 15.6 11.9 10.0 13.2 23.1
Blue collar 18.9 17.4 22.1 7.9 11.8 10.0 10.9 17.1 26.4
Industry          
Agriculture 14.2 12.0 18.1 5.8 7.8 9.8 9.0 14.9 21.4
Manufacturing 20.9 18.9 23.6 7.8 12.3 10.9 9.5 16.4 27.3
Personal services 26.9 21.7 26.2 13.8 16.7 13.5 12.4 14.3 24.9
Other services 22.8 20.0 26.1 9.6 14.4 12.5 8.7 13.2 25.2
Wish to change working hours          
no 22.4 18.8 24.1 9.4 13.2 11.4 9.2 13.4 24.8
yes 31.5 25.2 24.3 16.0 19.0 11.6 14.2 20.1 26.2
Working conditions          
No shift, night or weekend work 22.8 19.6 24.1 9.9 14.1 11.9 9.2 13.7 25.0
Shift, night or weekend work 24.7 19.5 24.7 11.0 13.4 11.8 12.0 17.3 26.5
Average hours worked 36.2 39.8 40.9 35.6 38.4 40.6 35.9 39.4 40.8
Total - % 23.3 19.6 24.2 10.2 14.0 11.8 9.9 14.4 25.4
Total - N 21,817 25,103 20,175 21,965 25,308 20,185 22,000 25,369 20,188
  1. Note: Percentages of people in the study group who answered “yes”, i.e., they assume that the respective factor would contribute to a person staying longer at work. Source: AHM 2006.