Workplace accommodation for older teachers in Japan and Germany: the role of the institutional context in supporting late career options for teachers with ill-health

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Due to population ageing, Japan and Germany have to extend individuals´ working lives. However, disability increases with old-age. Workplace accommodation is a means to enable disabled individuals to remain productively employed. Drawing on qualitative interview data, this paper explores how School Authorities in these countries use workplace accommodation to support ill teachers, a white-collar profession strongly affected by (mental) ill-health. It furthermore explores how such measures influence older teachers´ career expectations and outcomes. It finds that even though the institutional contexts are similar, career options and expectations vary, though with similar (negative) outcomes for national strategies to extend working lives.
Period23 Sept 201525 Sept 2015
Event titleGerman HRM conference 2015
Event typeConference
LocationGraz, AustriaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational