Longitudinal employer-employee perspectives on the role of human capital investments for retirement transitions (LEEP)

Policy makers across Europe give high priority to increasing retirement ages and enhancing the employability of older employees. But are older employees willing to work longer? And are employers willing to allow older employees to work longer?

In this project, we study the role of investments in human capital for retirement transitions. We combine the perspectives of employees and employers. We adopt a life course approach, in which we view an individual’s employment and retirement decisions as part of their wider life-trajectory.

We base our analyses on panel data from employees and employers, supplemented with cross-sectional data. We compare European countries, with a primary focus on Poland and the Netherlands: two countries that differ greatly in many aspects relevant to retirement decisions.

This project is funded by a Maria Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship under the Horizon 2020 program from the European Commission.

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