Prof. dr. C.J.I.M. (Kène) Henkens

Theme leader

Kène Henkens is a head of the Theme group on Work & Retirement and is a professor of Ageing, retirement and the Life course at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG-RUG). He also holds a chair in Sociology of Retirement at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).  He received his PhD at Utrecht University (1998). He has published extensively on issues regarding retirement and the aging workforce. His work includes studies on older workers transitions into retirement, employers behaviors in an ageing labor market.  He has received a VIDI grant from the National Science Foundation (NWO) and a VICI grant in 2014. He is associate editor of the new Oxford journal Work, Aging & Retirement. Henkens is member of the Academia Europaea.


Professor of Ageing, Retirement and the Lifecourse at the University Medical Center Groningen
Professor of Sociology of Retirement at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam
Member of the Academia Europaea


Labour market, retirement, ageing and older workers

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