Two decades of working beyond age 65 in the Netherlands

onsdag, 28 februar 2018

Health trends and changes in socio-economic and work factors to determine the feasibility of extending working lives beyond age 65.

The percentage of 65-74-year-olds with paid work is increasing, but remains low. It is known that this minority is more highly educated and healthier than their non-working age peers. It is an open question to what extent their health and socio-economic characteristics have changed. In particular, if working and non-working age peers have become more alike in these respects. In this case, also lower educated and less healthy people would work beyond age 65 more often.