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.