Retirement of the solo self-employed

The group of solo self-employed individuals (ZZP’ers) in the Dutch workforce is growing and diversifying rapidly. The new ZZP’ers have very diverse work backgrounds, work situations, and work histories. Unlike salaried workers, they make all decisions regarding how to save for and shape their retirement themselves. However, we barely know how ZZP’ers prepare for and experience retirement.

Working from this lack in knowledge, we unravel how the diversity within ZZP’ers is related to their preparation for retirement and to their actual retirement experience. The project starts with the analysis of existing quantitative panel data (NIDI Pension Panel Survey, link to NPPS), and then collects and analyzes new qualitative data.

This project is financed through an NWO Veni grant and is co-funded by Netspar.

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