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Trend reversal of old-age labour force participation in Germany

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Retirement ages in industrialised countries have been rising over the last three decades as more people work later into their lives. This column focuses on Germany, examining this trend and the contributing factors. Despite comparable trends in health, educational attainment, and spouse’s labour force participation, these three factors do not appear to explain the rise in retirement age. Instead, changes to public pension rules seem to be the key driver.

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Boersch-Supan

Axel Börsch-Supan

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Nicolas Goll

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Irene Ferrari

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Johannes Rausch

2018
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