Part-time pensions are not a participation booster but they do remove concerns about carrying on working

Two-thirds of senior employees are confronted with chronic health issues diagnosed by a doctor, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease or sleeping problems. Although these problems do not immediately lead to an incapacity for work, they do raise concerns when it comes to working longer. Can part-time pension offer a possible solution in terms of striking a balance between continued participation in the labor force by the over 60s and ensuring that people in this group are able to keep working?

On 17 October 2019, Netspar and NIDI organized the themed conference entitled ‘part-time pensions and working longer’, during which the opportunities and obstacles for part-time pensions were discussed on the basis of the latest scientific insights. Read the review here.

Netspar, Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement, is a thinktank and knowledge network. Netspar is dedicated to promoting a wider understanding of the economic and social implications of pensions, aging and retirement in the Netherlands and Europe.

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