Differences in retirement preferences between the selfemployed and employees: Do job characteristics play an explanatory role?

onsdag, 23 september 2020

Self-employed people on average prefer to continue working two years longer than their salaried counterparts. They are also more often uncertain about their future retirement age. Previous research suggests that this difference could partly be explained by the relatively limited pension savings of the self-employed.

This study examines whether job characteristics such as flexibility, autonomy, and skills-job match can also be a reason why the self-employed prefer to continue working until a relatively older age.