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Author: Kathrin Komp, Theo van Tilburg and Marjolein Broese van Groenou
Publication title: Paid work between age 60 and 70 years in Europe: a matter of socio-economic status?
Publication type: Journal Article
Volume: 5
Issue: 1
Article No.: 3
Language: English
Abstract: Over the past years, older persons' workforce participation has increased and, after years of studying early retirement, the focus has gradually shifted to workforce participation between age 60 and 70 years. Those are the years directly below and above the mandatory retirement age in most of the European countries. We investigate the influence of socio-economic status (SES) on older persons’ workforce participation. Moreover, we study whether the importance of private pensions in a country modifies the effect of SES. Survey data from eleven European countries are analysed in multilevel analyses. Results show that paid work in old age is the domain of persons with high SES. Moreover, a high share of private pensions in a country diminishes the influence of occupational prestige on men’s workforce participation. This suggests that older persons with low SES deserve particular attention in labour market reforms. Additionally, it suggests that pension reforms be monitored concerning their effects on social inequalities.
Keywords: Paid work, old age, socio-economic status, gender, Europe, multilevel analysis.
Publisher: Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet
Year: 2010
Available: 2010-10-13
No. of pages: 31
Pages: 45-75
Journal: International Journal of Ageing and Later Life
ISSN (online): 1652-8670

Komp, Kathrin ; Tilburg, Theo van and Groenou, Marjolein Broese van (2010). Paid work between age 60 and 70 years in Europé: a matter of socio-economic status? ()