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Joghataei M T, Kaldi A R. Employment Status of the Elderly Referring to the Social Security Organization of Tehran . IRJ. 2005; 3 (1) :18-28
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-639-en.html

1- Department of Neuroscience, School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (336 Views)

The aim of this study was to examine the employment status of the elderly over 60. A survey was carried out on the employment status of the elderly referring to the Social Security Organization in Tehran. A Questionnaire along with interview was used for data collection. The samples were chosen randomly and selected  through the people referring to 30 social security offices in Tehran, 15 people from each office and totally 450. To analyse the data, descriptional statistics and Chisquare test were applied. Based on the results, 86% of the elderly are unofficially employed. Also, 95.7% of the questioned people are working after retirement and 7.2% have two jobs at the same time. 70.9% declared that their income is not sufficient for life expenses. 97.4% said that they are employed contract-based and temporary. 58.2% of them assumed that their main present problem is inability to cover the life expenses. Therefore, different needs of the elderly should be studied to improve their living status by providing them necessary support. This subject can be implemented under social policy Plan and through compiling a comprehensive welfare act for the elderly and providing proper services adapted to their needs.

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Type of Study: Original Research Articles |
Received: 2005/06/18 | Accepted: 2005/07/26 | Published: 2005/09/1

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