Gradual retirement. A pathway with a future?

One way in which further increase in dependency ratios can be limited is to induce workers to retire later. Gradual retirement is considered to be an instrument for this. Gradual retirement involves gradual transition from career job employment to retirement. This paper by Hans Bloemen, Stefan Hochguertel and Jochem Zweerink (VU) studies the current state of gradual retirement in the Netherlands and considers the incentives for workers to retire gradually and for employers to facilitate gradual retirement. They analyze whether gradual retirement has the potential to become popular and under what conditions its prevalence might be increased.

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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