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‘Work Ability’: a practical model for improving the quality of work, health and wellbeing across the life-course?

Tony Maltby

in Work, Health and Wellbeing

Published by Policy Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9781847428080
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447305637 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847428080.003.0010
‘Work Ability’: a practical model for improving the quality of work, health and wellbeing across the life-course?

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Recently, the UK government began placing an emphasis upon how good health and work interact. This is being led by the Health, Work and Well-Being Unit, which has adopted a single-minded and non-integrated approach based upon health-centred solutions. This chapter presents and discusses a broad, holistic approach, implemented first in Finland from the 1980s, for the management and improvement of the quality of work and individual working lives. It offers a critical appraisal of the approach and its applicability to the UK polity within an active ageing paradigm.

Keywords: work ability; active ageing; quality of work; age management

Chapter.  6996 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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