Journal of aging & social policy | 2019

The Intention to Paid and/or Unpaid Activities in Retirement. A Study of Older Workers in Germany.



Within the controversial active aging discourse in Germany, this article discusses if older people are willing to be active in retirement and which factors explain this phenomenon. Empirical analyses are based on the German representative survey Transitions and Old Age Potentials with an analytic sample of 1,313 blue and white collar workers born between 1946 and 1958. Results imply that intended unpaid post-retirement activities are a high priority in older adulthood. Furthermore, retirement planning shows the strongest association between paid and unpaid activities. Aside from actual retirement behavior, this study underlines the relevance of intended post-retirement work as an important facet in the active aging discourse.

Volume None
Pages \n 1-19\n
DOI 10.1080/08959420.2019.1685354
Language English
Journal Journal of aging & social policy

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