Working longer, staying healthy and keeping productive

By 2060 nearly one half of Australians aged 64 or older will be employed. The key dilemma for older workers for workplaces) centres on their health; if this is unaddressed, the sustainability of the nation’s economy, tax base and provision of health and care services could be threatened. This proposal represents a major collaboration between national policy portfolios (employment, social services, workplace health and social equity) and expert scientists in work, health, social equality and policy process. We address five key research questions, joining multiple lines of evidence to reveal the diversity of older workers’ work-health dilemmas and effective ways for national policies to solve them.