Sustainable Working Lives

Managing Work Transitions and Health throughout the Life Course

  • Jukka Vuori
  • Roland Blonk
  • Richard H. Price

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Work Life Transitions and Health

  3. Starting Sustainable Work Careers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Katariina Salmela-Aro, Jukka Vuori
      Pages 51-64
    3. Bettina S. Wiese, Michaela Knecht
      Pages 87-105
  4. Job Insecurity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Hans De Witte, Tinne Vander Elst, Nele De Cuyper
      Pages 109-128
  5. Job Loss and Unemployment

  6. Early Retirement or Job Retention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Jukka Vuori, Salla Toppinen-Tanner
      Pages 231-247
    3. Gwenith G. Fisher, Lindsay H. Ryan, Amanda Sonnega
      Pages 269-288
  7. Conclusions for the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Jukka Vuori, Roland Blonk, Richard H. Price
      Pages 291-300
  8. Guy Ahonen
    Pages E1-E1
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 301-304

About this book


The purpose of this volume is to describe the impact of the increased demand for flexibility on employees and its impact on their individual work life trajectories and health. The volume offers concrete examples of interventions aimed to find innovative ways of sustainable work careers for today's workers. We focus on the school to work transition, job insecurity, job loss and re-employment and retirement. The interventions described offer strategies for implementing support in employment contracts, increasing preparedness of individual employees with public education programs or developing work arrangements and support systems in work organizations. ​


Burnout Among Students Health Implications Unemployment Job Insecurity Job Insecurity Health Implications Mental Health at Work Promoting Reemployment and Mental Health Starting Sustainable Work Careers Sustainable Career Well-being Work Transition Work Transitions Work-Related Uncertain

Editors and affiliations

  • Jukka Vuori
    • 1
  • Roland Blonk
    • 2
  • Richard H. Price
    • 3
  1. 1.Development of Work and OrganizationsFinnish Institute of Occupational HealthHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.TNO Sustainable Productivity and EmployabilityLeidenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Psychology, Organizational Studies, Institute for Social ResearchUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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