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Work at Older Age in Ireland. ESRI Research Bulletin 2019/16

Barrett, Alan and Nolan, Anne (2019) Work at Older Age in Ireland. ESRI Research Bulletin 2019/16. UNSPECIFIED.

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    It is well established that population ageing will put upward pressure on the costs of public programmes such as pensions, healthcare and long-term care. One proposed route through which the sustainability of these public programmes can be enhanced is through extended working lives. In 2016 in Ireland nearly 17 per cent of men aged 65+ were working, and 5 per cent of women. A notable feature of older age working in Ireland and other countries is the large share of employment, particularly male employment, that is comprised of the self-employed (over half of men aged 65-74 in employment in Ireland are self-employed). The decision to continue to work in older age involves a complex interaction between health, family and caring responsibilities, and financial resources. Here, we summarise the findings of two recent papers that examined the role of financial resources, and in particular, supplementary pension cover, in determining work at older ages in Ireland.

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    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > employment/labour market
    Countries > Ireland
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin > ESRI Research Bulletin
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2020 19:45
    Number of Pages: 4
    Last Modified: 23 Mar 2020 15:37

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