Work Ability of the Aged under Conditions of Improving Mortality

Declines in mortality rates, and even in morbidity rates, are poor indicators of decline in the prevalence of work disability across population groups or over time. Recent increases in disability, however, cannot be projected without caution: Medical advances in prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation could be countervailing factors. Social factors, such as educational levels and institutional barriers to part-time or sporadic employment, must also be considered.

Author(s): Jacob J. Feldman

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Volume 61, Issue 3 (pages 430–444)
Published in 1983