Germany: a successful reversal of early retirement?


Heß, Moritz



DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56697-3_7
URL: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057%2F978-1-1...
Document Type: Book chapter
Year of publication: 2016
Book title: Delaying retirement : progress and challenges of active ageing in Europe, the United States and Japan
Page range: 147-169
Publisher: Hofäcker, Dirk
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publishing house: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 978-1-137-56696-6 ; 978-1-137-56697-3
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department A
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: Until the early 1990s German pension policy was based on a culture of “early retirement.” The result was that retiring before the official retirement age was more the rule than the exception. In the 1990s policymakers became aware of the financial burden this policy of “early retirement” in combination with the aging of the German society was causing and introduced several reforms with the aim of prolonging work life. Consequently, the actual retirement age is rising and older workers’ employment rates are increasing. Conversely, highly educated white-collar workers are the ones profiting most from the policy shift, suggesting the reemergence of social inequality in the transition from work to retirement.

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