This project aims at investigating the individual motivation for retirement. As a special feature, we want to study the role of (in)voluntary unemployment before retirement. Becoming unemployed in old age and close to retirement, respectively, could be a serious problem for individuals. However, unemployment could also happen on purpose in some cases. We analyze the prevalence and consequences of unemployment before retirement. In addition, we focus on the question whether unemployment happens voluntary or involuntary.
01.03. - 31.12.2020 / Social Policy and Old Age Provision
What Motivates Retirement in Europe? The Role of (In)Voluntary Unemployment on the Way to Retirement