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



Stradford, Van Poppel & Lumey (2016), Can resource dilution explain differences in height by birth order and family size? A study of 389,287 male recruits in twentieth-century Netherlands. The History of the Family.

Muszyńska & Janssen (2016), The concept of the Equivalent Length of Life for quantifying differences in age-at-death distributions across countries. Genus.

Ciobanu & Fokkema (2016), The role of religion in protecting older Romanian migrants from loneliness. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Trias-Llimós, Bijlsma & Janssen (2016), The role of birth cohorts in long-term trends in liver cirrhosis mortality across eight European countries. Addiction.

Ciobanu, Fokkema & Nedelcu (2016), Ageing as a migrant: vulnerabilities, agency and policy implications. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

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Websites affiliated with NIDI:

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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