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Age-friendly workplaces contributing to better health in older employees: Aust'n study

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Age-friendly workplaces and allowing employees to retire voluntarily contribute to longer careers and better overall health of retirees, according to Australian researchers who undertook a study of older Australians in the workplace.

Using data from a decade-long national survey of 1,700 people aged between 45 and 64, CEPAR Associate Investigator Dr Cathy Gong and Chief Investigator Professor Hal Kendig, both from the Australian National University were able to assess yearly changes in one's health and well-being in relation to their gradual transition out of the workforce.

The research is published in the Australasian Journal on Ageing.