Sustainable Working Lives: Managing Work Transitions and Health throughout the Life Course

Sustainable Working Lives: Managing Work Transitions and Health throughout the Life Course

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ISBN-13: 9789402406863
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/18/2016
Series: Aligning Perspectives on Health, Safety and Well-Being
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Dr. Jukka Vuori is a Research Professor at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. His main interests are the sources and consequences of occupational stressors and coping during the major transitional phases of work life course, such as the school to work transition, job loss and re-employment and the retirement transition. Recently, as depression and burnout are major causes of early retirement due to disability, he has increasingly worked on topics of career management and job retention. Vuori's research group has been involved in prevention research, large field experiments (RCT), implementation and country-wide dissemination of group interventions into service systems for enhancing coping during these difficult occupational transition phases. His research group received first prize in the intervention study competition at the Work, Stress and Health 2008 in Washington D.C. Professor Vuori has published extensively scientific articles, monographs and book chapters within the research area of work and organizational psychology. He has published various intervention method manuals and workbooks for wider dissemination in basic and vocational schools, employment service organizations, work organizations and enterprises. He has served in many scientific expert duties for the European Union, WHO and the Finnish government and has been scientific advisor to various organizations in a number of countries in Europe, Australia and the Americas. He has chaired and been member in organizing committees of international congresses. He is the chair of the scientific committee "Unemployment, Job Insecurity and Health" of the International Commission of Occupational Health (ICOH).

Prof dr. Roland WB Blonk is Principal Scientist at TNO, one of the largest research centres for applied research in Europe. Further he is special professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Utrecht. His main interest is work as a means of recovery. Applied to work related psychological complaints, his research resulted in state of the art guidelines for the treatment of burnout and depression with a focus on integrated work resumption for occupational physicians, insurance physicians and clinical psychologists. More recently his work focussed on the sustainable employability of the unemployed and low skilled workers. He developed diagnostic instruments and short term interventions that has been implemented on a national scale. Currently, in cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs,he is building regional solution focussed research programs that integrate the perspectives of the individual unemployed or low skilled worker, the employer, social welfare centres and governance. Roland Blonk has published a number of high impact scientific articles in the field of work and organizational psychology. He has served in many scientific advisory boards of companies and organisations, such as the Health Council, the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research and Rotterdam Committee on Inclusive Economy. He is the secretary of the scientific committee "Unemployment, Job Insecurity and Health" of the International Commission of Occupational Health (ICOH).

Richard H. Price is Stanley E. Seashore Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Organizational Studies, Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research Emeritus. As Director of the Michigan Prevention Research Center at the Institute for Social Research, he and his colleagues conduct surveys and field experiments on organizational innovations aimed at improving the conditions of working life. The Center has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Joyce Foundation and the California Wellness Foundation.

Price is a cofounder of ICOS, the Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies. Price was founding Director of the Organizational Studies Program at the University of Michigan and also founding Director of the Barger Leadership Institute at Michigan.

In 2010 Price received the American Psychological Foundation Gold Medal Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Application of Psychological Knowledge. Price has received the Distinguished Contribution Award from the Society for Research and Action, the Group Psychologist of the Year Award from the American Psychological Association, the International Research Award and the Prevention Science Award from the Society for Prevention Research and the Lila Roland Award for Prevention Research from the National Mental Health Association.

He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. He holds an honorary appointment as Professor of Psychology, Institute of Psychology, in the Chinese National Academy of Sciences.

Price has served on the Board of Trustees of the William T. Grant Foundation, and as an advisor to the Institute of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, the Carnegie Corporation and a number of foundations. He has also been an advisor to government agencies and corporations in a number of countries in Europe and Asia as well as in the United States.

Table of Contents

PART I: WORK LIFE TRANSITIONS AND HEALTH.- Chapter 1: Changing Life Trajectories, Employment Challenges and Worker Health in Global Perspective; Richard H. Price.- Chapter 2: Informal Employment and Vulnerability in Less Developed Markets; Simo Mannila.- Chapter 3: The Economy of Sustainable Careers during the Work Life Course: A Case from Finland; Guy Ahonen.- PART II: STARTING SUSTAINABLE WORK CAREERS.- Chapter 4: School Engagement and Burnout among Students: Preparing for Work Life; Katariina Salmela-Aro and Jukka Vuori.- Chapter 5: Practice Makes Perfect? Antecedents and Consequences of Adaptive School-to-Work Transition; Jos Akkermans, Mikko Nykänen, and Jukka Vuori.- Chapter 6: Socialization into Organizations and Balancing Work and Family; Bettina Wiese and Michaela Knecht.- PART III: JOB INSECURITY.- Chapter 7: Job Insecurity, Health and Well-Being; Hans de Witte, Tinne van der Els & Nele de Cuyper.- Chapter 8: Principles for Effective Coping in Work-Related Uncertain Situations; Kate Sweeny and Arezou Ghane.- Chapter 9: Flexicurity, Job Insecurity and Well-Being in European Labor Markets; Tomas Berglund.- PART IV: JOB LOSS AND UNEMPLOYMENT.- Chapter 10: Promoting Reemployment and Mental Health among the Unemployed; Amiram Vinokur and Richard Price.- Chapter 11: The Fragility of Employability: a Dynamic Perspective and Examples from the Netherlands; Jos Sanders, Luc Dorenbosch and Roland Blonk.- Chapter 12: Poor Health as Cause and Consequence of Prolonged Unemployment: Mechanisms, Interventions and Policy Recommendations; Alex Burdorf and Merel Schuring.- PART V: EARLY RETIREMENT OR JOB RETENTION.- Chapter 13: Enhancing Career Management Preparedness and Mental Health; Jukka Vuori and Salla Toppinen-Tanner.- Chapter 14: Promoting Older Workers’ Job Retention and Health by Working Hour Patterns; Mikko Härmä.- Chapter 15: Prolonged Working Years: Consequences and Directions for Interventions; Gwenith Fisher, Lindsey Ryan and Amanda Sonnega.- PART VI: CONCLUSION FOR THE FUTURE.- Chapter 16: Conclusions for Policy, Practice and Research; Jukka Vuori, Roland Blonk and Richard Price.

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