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Determinants for labour market attachment and retirement
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3663-18-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 06/08/2018
Date and time29.08.2018, at: 09:00 - 31.08.2018, at: 17:00
Regular seats25
Course fee3,120.00 kr.
ECTS credits2.70
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School). All other participants must pay the course fee.
Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student, you will be placed on the waiting list for the course until enrollment deadline. After the deadline of enrollment, available seats will be allocated to students on the waiting list

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to better understand and:

1. Explain the impact of labour market policy on early retirement
2. Identify risk factors for and have an understanding for the association between long-term sickness absence and disability pension
3. Identify the role of core capabilities and health functioning during the late working life and labour market affiliation.
4. Explain retirement transition and its relationship with psychological well-being
5. Have an insight in rehabilitation, such as transition from long-term sickness absence and return to work.

The Nordic welfare states are highly dependent on a high employment rate and strong focus on education, health care, and active labour market policies (1). Denmark has a very active labour market policy, but still 25% of the working age population is out of the labour market (1). Maintaining core capabilities and appropriate health functioning during adult life is an important goal of public health and labour market policy because reduced health and functioning are shown to be associated with early retirement (2, 3). Further, long-term sickness absence tends to marginalize the worker from the workplace and is associated with risk of future disability pension (4-6). To understand the dynamics of the retirement transition, it is important to understand the retirement transition and its relationship with psychological well-being with respect to various resources and contexts surrounding this transition (gender, prior level of psychological well-being, spouses’ circumstance, and changes in personal control, marital quality, subjective health, and income adequacy) (7, 8). During the course research studies investigating different aspects of conditions relevant for labour market attachment will be presented and discussed in relation to the participants’ PhD-projects.

PhD students

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

Public Health and Epidemiology
Clinical Research
Medicine, Culture and Society


The course includes structured lecturers and workshops.

Course directors
Åse Marie Hansen, Professor, asemarie.hansen@sund.ku.dk
Jolene Masters Petersen, Assistent professor, jope@sund.ku.dk
Section for Social Medicine, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen (CPU)

Birgit Aust, Senior Researcher, bma@nrcwe.dk
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark

Tentative lecturers:
Structural determinants
Natasja Koitzsch Jensen, Assistant professor, Department of Public Health, CPU
Henrik Brønnum-Hansen, Associate professor, Department of Public Health, CPU
Oke Gerke/Jørgen T. Lauridsen, Department of Business and Economics
Faculty of Social Sciences, Southern University of Denmark
Cognitive function and age (Erik Lykke Mortensen, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen)

Individual determinants
Ute Bültman, Professor of Work and Health, University of Groningen, Holland
Jakob Bue Bjørner, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
Emil Sundstrup, National Research Centre for the Working Environment

Karsten Thielen, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
Anne Møller, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
Ole Steen Mortensen, Department of Social Medicine, Holbaek Region Hospital, Denmark
Birgit Aust, National Research Centre for the Working Environment

29-31 August 2018

Course location
CSS (Center for Sundhed og Samfund) 7.0.40

Please register before 15 July 2018

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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