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Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie

, Volume 47, Issue 3, pp 98–108 | Cite as

De overgang van werk naar pensioen: Ervaren steun van volwassen kinderen

  • Rozemarijn van Duijn
  • Marleen DammanEmail author
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Samenvatting

Achtergrond

Voor veel mensen is pensionering een levensgebeurtenis die gepaard gaat met grote veranderingen. Steun van de kinderen kan mogelijk helpen om de overgang van werk naar pensioen soepel te laten verlopen. Inzichten in intergenerationele steun bij de pensionering zijn echter schaars. In hoeverre ervaren ouders steun van hun kinderen in de transitie van werk naar pensioen en met welke factoren hangt dit samen?

Methode

De analyses zijn gebaseerd op panel data verzameld onder gepensioneerden in Nederland (N = 709). De informatie over ervaren steun van de kinderen bij pensionering werd verzameld tijdens ronde 3 in 2011.

Resultaten

Een minderheid van de gepensioneerde ouders ervaart steun van de kinderen in de transitie van werk naar pensioen. Gepensioneerden die geen partner hebben en gepensioneerden die niet goed financieel kunnen rondkomen ervaren relatief veel steun van de kinderen bij de pensionering. Dit geldt ook voor gepensioneerden die regelmatig oppassen op de kleinkinderen en die hun kinderen vaak helpen met praktische zaken.

Conclusie

Kinderen geven voornamelijk steun bij de pensionering als er sprake is van uitwisseling van steun en lijken slechts in beperkte mate te reageren op mogelijke indicatoren van behoefte aan steun rondom pensionering.

Trefwoorden

pensionering intergenerationele relaties altruïsme uitwisseling 

The transition from work to retirement: Experienced support from adult children

Abstract

Background

Retirement is an important life event, which is often characterized by many changes in the lives of individuals. Support from children can potentially help older adults to cope with these changes. Empirical insights on intergenerational support regarding retirement are limited though. To what extent do parents experience support from their children in the transition from work to retirement and how can potential differences be explained?

Methods

The analyses are based on panel data collected among retirees in the Netherlands (N = 709). Information about experienced support from children regarding retirement was collected during Wave 3 in 2011.

Results

A minority of retired parents experiences support from their children in the transition from work to retirement. Retirees who do not have a partner and retirees having a poor financial situation are relatively likely to experience support from their children when transitioning into retirement. This is also the case for retirees who regularly take care of their grandchildren, or who often help their children with practical chores.

Conclusion

Children are more likely to support their parents if support is exchanged, and only seem to react to potential indicators of need for support surrounding retirement to a limited extent.

Keywords

Retired persons Intergenerational relationships Altruism Exchange 

Notes

Dankbetuiging

Dit werk is financieel ondersteund door beurzen van NWO en Netspar.

Funding

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research NWO (VICI-grant 453-14-001 to K.H.) and Netspar (Small Vision Grant)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NIDI-KNAW, UMCG-RUGDen HaagNederland

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