Extended Working Life Policies Country Experiences: Chapter 8 Austria

Haas, Barbara ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3057-3267 and Gstrein, Michaela and Bildsteiner, Roland (2020) Extended Working Life Policies Country Experiences: Chapter 8 Austria. In: Extended Working Life Policies: International Gender and Health Perspectives. Springer edition, Cham. pp. 141-152. ISBN 978-3-030-40984-5

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Abstract

This chapter deals with the labour market situation of older (50+)workers and pension policies in Austria, a country where gender differences are strongly pronounced over the entire lifecourse. The target of recent policies is not primarily to tackle the negative effects of the system for women, but to decrease pension costs by discouraging early retirement and inducing employers to keep and/or employ older workers. However, this will have some gendered effects since recent policy changes will increase women's lower legal retirement age stepwise (60) to match that of men(65) in 2033. Although caring time already partly contributes topension payments, this does not substantially decrease the large gender pension gap.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Gender, Extended working life, Austrian pension system, Health, Pension policies
Divisions: Departments > Sozioökonomie
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2020 09:24
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2020 09:24
Related URLs:
FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/95058/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/7533

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