Easing the transition: the relationship between alcohol and labour market activity in the over 50s population of the UK

Publication type

Report

Authors

George Holley-Moore, Brian Beach and Cesira Urzi Brancati

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Summary

This report sets out the specific barriers and challenges faced by over 50s with current or previous drinking problems at three stages of labour market activity: unemployment, employment and retirement. At each stage, this report shows that there is a pressing need for action, not just for the emotional and physical wellbeing of our over 50s population, but for the wider UK economy and the productivity of the UK labour force. This group of over 50s often suffer multiple levels of stigmatisation due to their age, history of alcohol problems and employment status. There is a need for central and local government, employers and the third sector to address these barriers now in order to prevent alcohol-related harm in the over 50s population of the UK.

Subjects

Drug/Alcohol Abuse, Older People, Labour Market, Unemployment, Well Being and Health

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