The Shift from Early to Late Exit: Changing Institutional Conditions and Individual Preferences: The Case of the Netherlands

Bert de Vroom

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    Abstract

    This chapter focuses on the historical, social, economic and institutional background of the actual problems of an ageing Dutch society. From an institutional point of view The Netherlands can be characterised as a country with a highly institutionalised low labour force participation of older workers, notwithstanding the fact that the formal age of retirement is 65. The ideological and cultural ideas have become institutionalised in all kinds of welfare state regulations and arrangements as well as in the daily practice of different labour market actors. The relative low labour market participation of older workers is a cultural and institutional effect. The low participation of women was directly related to the particular ‘ideology’ of a male breadwinner concept. The reconstruction of the early exit pathways is one of the central political objectives to realise the enlargement of the labour market participation of older workers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAgeing and Transition to Retirement. A Comparative Analysis of European Welfare States
    EditorsTony Maltby, Bert de Vroom, Maria Luisa Mirabile, Einar Øverbye
    Place of PublicationAshgate
    PublisherAldershot UK
    Chapter7
    Number of pages34
    ISBN (Electronic)9781315263175
    ISBN (Print)9780754609223
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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