Paid Work after Retirement: Recent Trends in Denmark
Danish National Centre for Social Research (SFI)
Peder J. Pedersen
Arhus University - Centre for Labour Market and Social Research (CLS); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6537
The labor market in Denmark seems to follow the trend in a number of other countries of increasing labor force participation in the 60+ group. We analyze trends for the early retirement age interval 60-64 and for the age group 65-74 where people are eligible to a national social security program from age 65. Until now, the increase in labor force participation has been most pronounced among 60-64-year-olds and among women. We find significant impact on work after retirement from education, gender, home ownership, aggregate unemployment at the time of retirement, age and education. Being married has a positive impact for men and a negative impact for women. We relate labor force participation after retirement to the cyclical situation and to the several policy reforms introduced since 1980.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 31
Keywords: labor force participation, retirement
JEL Classification: H55, J14, J26working papers series
Date posted: May 12, 2012
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