20 years of study on employees' health and work ability

The study produces new scientific evidence about the contribution of work and other areas of life to health, functioning, and well-being. The evidence can be used in efforts to maintain and improve health and functioning also after transition to retirement.

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The Helsinki Health Study project has monitored the health of approximately 9,000 midlife employees of the City of Helsinki since 2000s with follow-up surveys conducted every 5 to 7 years. The 3rd follow-up survey was conducted in the autumn of 2017. At the same time, the study was expanded to the entire under 40-year-old personnel of the City of Helsinki. The survey questionnaire includes questions on health and social relations as well as the working conditions of those who are employed.