Received: 2022-04-14  |  Accepted: 2022-05-25  |  Published: 2022-06-30

Title

Work after retirement: the evidence of sustainable employment from Lithuanian enterprise


Abstract

While the population is ageing fast in Lithuania the possible ways of adaptation of older people in labour market should be analysed thoroughly. A small private company operating in the sector of electric installation was selected as a case. Analysis was aimed to reveal the main sector-specific enterprise-level factors for participation in labour market after the official retirement age. Paper presents both employee's and employer's perspectives on sustainable employment. The case study presents the experience of the 72 years old electrician and the employer's undertakings to encourage older workers to continue their careers. The data from the micro-level are analysed within the socio-economic context of the country. The case study shows that a long career is probable when both the business and the employees benefit from it, and the employee's health condition is satisfying. From the employer's perspective, the benefits derived from the employment of the high-skilled, experienced, and reliable workers; and from the older employee's perspective, such aspects as self-realisation and favourable conditions at the workplace have a great value.


Keywords

sustainable employment, aging, case study, electric sector, skilled manual work, Lithuania


JEL classifications

J14 , M54 , Z13


URI

http://jssidoi.org/ird/article/98


DOI


HAL


Pages

52-62


Funding

Paper was elaborated on the basis of research material collected in 2015 for the project "Mobilising the Potential of Active Ageing in Europe (MOPACT)". MOPACT is a project coordinated at the Department of Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield (UK) and funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme. More information at: http://mopact.group.shef.ac.uk

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Authors

Moskvina, Julija
LCSS Institute of Sociology, Vilnius, Lithuania http://dsti.lt
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Journal title

Insights into Regional Development

Volume

4


Number

2


Issue date

June 2022


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

Cited

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