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Trabajo y sociedad

On-line version ISSN 1514-6871


SALA, Gabriela Adriana. Demographic Aging and Female Labour Participation. Trab. soc. [online]. 2012, n.19. ISSN 1514-6871.

This article analyzes the labour participation of women aged 60 years and over residing in Argentine urban areas, from special tabulations of the Permanent Survey of households in the third quarter of 2009. To this end, the analysis of the main occupational groups among the occupied and the last occupation among the unemployed is emphasized. Also the perception of social security benefits and the intensity of the occupation at different ages and occupational group are evaluated. The article shows the duality of the profile of the aged women occupied, because them who lack of high education predominated the inclusion in occupation linked to domestic and non-domestic cleaning services, the direct commercialization, administrative planning and control, industrial and handicraft production, health and sanity, people care and gastronomic services occupations. On the other hand, among the most educated women prevailed those occupation linked to the education, health, management of small and medium companies directive occupations, administrative management and commercialization occupations.

Keywords : Labour force participation; Aging; Gender; Retirement benefit; Aged people.

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