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Taken by surprise: How older workers struggle with a higher retirement age

Until 2006 the Netherlands, like many other European countries, had a very strong “early retirement culture”. But that is history now. Early exit routes have been closed, and moreover, State Pension Age will increase to 67. Employees and employers need to change their perspectives on retirement in response to pension reforms that have taken place in quick succession.

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NIDI is a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and is affiliated with the University of Groningen (RUG). NIDI conducts scientific research on population issues (demography) and disseminates and enhances the use of demographic knowledge to stakeholders in academia, policy and society at large.



Beekink & Kok (2016), Temporary and lasting effects of childhood deprivation on male stature. The History of the Family.

Janssen, Van den Hende, De Beer & Van Wissen (2016), Sigma and beta convergence in regional mortality; a case study for the Netherlands. Demographic Research.

Gauthier (2016), Governmental support for families and obstacles to fertility in East Asia and other industrialized regions. In: Rindfuss & Choe, Low fertility, institutions, and their policies, Springer.

Bártová & Emery (2016), Measuring policy entitlements at the micro-level: maternity and parental leave in Europe. Community, Work & Family.

Mooyaart & Liefbroer (2016), The influence of parental education on timing and type of union formation: changes over the life course and over time in the Netherlands. Demography.

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NKPS - Netherlands Kinship Panel Study PopTrain Europa DEMOS - bulletin over bevolking en samenleving Comparative Family Policy Database
CONOPP - Contexts of Opportunity: Explaining cross-national variation in the links between childhood disadvantage, young adult demographic behaviour and later-life outcomes GGP - Generations and Gender Programme Financial Resource flows EAPS - European Association for Population Studies
Population Europe HAPS - Healthy Ageing Population and Society PRC - Population Research Centre

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