Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2018, 66, 1287-1293

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201866051287
Published online 2018-10-29

Active Work Participation of the Czech Elderly

Lea Kubíčková1, Vladimír Hajko2, Martina Rašticová3, Naďa Hazuchová1

1Department of Marketing and Trade, Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2Department of Business Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
3Department of Law and Humanities, Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Majority of developed countries exhibit changing transition towards older population structure. This explains why nowadays, the so–called active ageing – a policy focus to help people remain in charge of their own lives as they age and to promote their continuing contribution to the economy and society – is so frequently discussed. In the context of active ageing, active work participation of elderly is one of the prospective policy objectives, along with the identification of the motives of elderly to stay on the job market. Existing literature indicates that a large number of factors influence this decision, including income and living conditions, whether the person lives alone or not, health condition, social contacts, place of residence, but also varied interventions based on local or national government policies. Empirical results however remain scarce. This article provides insights into what influences the decision of the elderly to remain on the job market in the Czech Republic.

Funding

We are thankful for the support from the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, project No. TB05MPSV004 – Research in the quality of life of seniors in the Czech Republic.

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