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The Case of Greece

Drakopoulos, Stavros A. and Economou, Athina and Nikolaou, Angelike and Theodossiou, Ioannis (2006): The Case of Greece. Published in: Are the Healthier Wealthier or the Wealthier Healthier? The European Experience”, A. Skalli, E. Johansson. I. Theodossiou (eds) Helsinki: ETLA (June 2006): pp. 85-119.

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Are the healthier wealthier or the wealthier healthier? Three main questions are the focal points of this book: First, how does individual socio-economic and/or occupational status affect the physical and mental health and sense of well-being of older individuals of working age? Second, how does individual socio-economic and/or occupational status affect the ability of older workers to participate in the labour market? And third, how might policy initiatives be developed to enhance the effectiveness of welfare services for the older workforce? The present study provides a critical assessment of the relevant research that is conducted in Greece, with emphasis on the older workforce, in order to provide policy guidelines for future research. The chapter is organized as follows: Section 2 analyses the indicators and the methodological considerations encountered by researchers, Sections 3, 4 and 5 present and discuss the national institutional schemes that operate in Greece, Section 6 analyses the basic findings of applied research in Greece, and Section 7 concludes.

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