The outdistanced vanguard: early retirement policy in Denmark as an obstacle to progress in active aging

König, Stefanie ; Schilling, Julia

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: 291-313
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: The authors describe the case of Denmark that is said to be one of the few countries in the world coping well with the challenge of providing older workers with a favorable labor market situation and socially adequate old age pensions. Compared to other countries, however, employment rates of older workers over 60 have not increased significantly in recent years. This might be related to a generous early retirement scheme. Furthermore, educational attainment and gender impact heavily on a person’s retirement timing. In sum, Denmark’s reputation as a vanguard in a context of “active aging” is in question.

Dieser Eintrag ist Teil der Universitätsbibliographie.

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