200,000 Dutch residents working past pension age

200,000 Dutch residents working past pension age

10th October 2014, Comments 1 comment

The number of people aged 65 and over in the Netherlands who still work has topped 200,000 for the first time, ING economists reported.

On average they work 18 hours a week and three out of four older workers are male.

Nowadays, one in 12 people work past the official retirement age, compared with just one in 30 ten years ago.

The government is in the process of raising the state pension age to 67, in line with increases in life expectancy.

 

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1 Comment To This Article

  • Bruce posted:

    on 13th October 2014, 08:24:29 - Reply

    And the plan is to keep raising the pension age in line with increases in life expectancy, so most people won't have a chance to work beyond the pension age in the future!!