Training access, reciprocity, and expected retirement age


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Author: Montizaan, Raymond; Grip, Andries de; Fouarge, Didier


This paper investigates whether employers can induce employees to postpone retirement by offering access to training courses that maintain job proficiency. [The authors] use unique, matched employer-employee surveys for the Dutch public sector, which include detailed information on a wide range of [human resources] HR practices applied in the organization, as well as the expected retirement age of its employees. [The authors] find that training policies, as reported by employers, are significantly positively related to employee expected retirement age, irrespective of whether employees...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Industry; Equity; Participation; Workforce development

Keywords: Older worker; Retirement; Employers; Employees; Public sector; Access to education and training; Decision making; Labour force participation; Education and training opportunity

Geographic subjects: Netherlands; Europe

Published: Bonn, Germany: IZA, 2015

Physical description: 43 p.

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Series: IZA discussion paper; no. 8862

Resource type: Discussion paper

Document number: TD/TNC 119.847

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