Introduction: Paid Work Beyond Pension Age — Causes, Contexts, Consequences

  • Simone Scherger


The institution of retirement is a defining characteristic of modern and contemporary welfare states. After a long period of decreasing effective and, in part, statutory pension ages in many Western countries (see, for example, Blossfeld et al. 2006), this trend has started to reverse in (Western) Europe since around 2000. Connected to this and against the background of demographic ageing, retirement and its relationship to work have become contested issues (again).


Labour Market Pension System Welfare Regime Pension Reform Occupational Pension 
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