Sweden: steeply rising older workers' employment rates in a late-exit country

König, Stefanie ; Lindquist, Gabriella Sjögren

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56697-3_14
URL: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/978-1-137...
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: 315-335
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: Sweden has very high employment rates for all age groups and both men and women. Effective retirement age is even rising after pension reforms with a flexibilization of the statutory retirement age. Incentives are given for later withdrawal and longer working careers, since pensions are based on all earnings during working life. Disability pensions are the most important pathway for early exits out of the labor market for all age groups, even though the rules for eligibility had been restricted in the reforms. Occupational pensions as “early” exit gain importance for over 60-year-olds, with more highly educated workers being more likely to take advantage of occupational pensions as an early exit route. This highlights the importance of education for retirement timing.

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