From early retirement to extending working life: Institutionalisation and Standardization at the End of Career in Belgium

Nathalie Burnay, Jean-Paul SANDERSON

Research output: Contribution in Book/Catalog/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

37 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Since the 2000s, successive Belgian governments have adopted measures to increase the employment rate and to promote the retention of older workers in employment. However, Belgium remains characterized by a low employment rate among 55–64-year olds. The aim of this article is to understand the reasons for this through the answers to two questions: why do people leave the labour market, and who are the workers who continue their professional activity after the statutory retirement age? This study is based on the theoretical framework of the life-course, and on the processes of standardization/de-standardization and institutionalization/de-institutionalization.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife Course Research and Social Policies
Subtitle of host publicationA life course perspective
EditorsNathalie Burnay, Jim Ogg, Clary Krekula, Patricia Vendramin
PublisherSpringer
Chapter10
Pages177-190
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-11272-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-11271-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameLife Course Research and Social Policies
Volume14
ISSN (Print)2211-7776
ISSN (Electronic)2211-7784

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'From early retirement to extending working life: Institutionalisation and Standardization at the End of Career in Belgium'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this