Falls, fall injuries and the aging workforce
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Health is a resource that enables an individual to act more freely within the labor market. A person in good health can initiate and maintain gainful employment, even in a physically or cognitively demanding occupation. Poor health can limit an individual’s functional abilities and job prospects, or the ability to work altogether. As individuals age, the likelihood of poor health increases as various health conditions and health events become more common. By informing which health conditions are likely to have significant economic consequences as the US population ages, epidemiologic research ...