Education extends working life

Gender-specific effects of education at the transition to retirement

Education extends working life
Issue/Year (Volume) 4/2021 (50)
Pages 44-47
Language English

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..