Education extends working life

Gender-specific effects of education at the transition to retirement

Coverbild: BWP 4/2021
Issue/Year (Volume) 4/2021 (50)
Page(s) 44-47

In July 2021, the Federal Employment Agency published an announcement stating that more than one million employees are now aged over 67.* Employment at an older age is becoming increasingly normal, albeit for different reasons. It is revealed that older women are particularly likely to have a lower income. It is also more probable that they will be affected by poverty. The present article investigates how gender-specific life histories structure the transition to retirement and looks at the influence exerted by level of education..

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