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Title:
The role of continuing training motivation for work ability and the desire to work past retirement age
Author:
Paula Thieme: Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany Michael Brusch: Hochschule Anhalt, Köthen, Germany Victoria Büsch: SRH University, Berlin, Germany
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela0150
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Year:
2015
Volume:
6
Issue:
1
Pages:
25-38
No. of pages:
14
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Article
Published:
2015-02-10


Germany, relying on a pay-as-you-go pension system has increased regular retirement age to 67 due to its ageing population caused by decreasing birth rates and increasing life expectancy. Using data from the nationally representative #&8217;Survey on continuing in employment in pensionable age#&8217;, we investigate the relevance of training motivation for work ability and the desire to work past retirement age and whether differences between social groups reflect inequalities in training participation. Results show significant positive correlations between continuing training motivation and work ability and desire to work past retirement age. Differentiated for selected respondent groups the level of qualification has a significant influence. This effect was stronger than any differences with regard to gender or employment participation. Results imply external conditions only partly explain older workers#&8217; work ability or desire to work past retirement age. Compared to inequalities in training participation, motivation for continuing training is high across analysed subgroups.

Keywords: Training; older workers; work ability; retirement; motivation

Volume 6, Issue: 1, Article 3, 2015

Author:
Paula Thieme, Michael Brusch, Victoria Büsch
Title:
The role of continuing training motivation for work ability and the desire to work past retirement age:
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela0150
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Volume 6, Issue: 1, Article 3, 2015

Author:
Paula Thieme, Michael Brusch, Victoria Büsch
Title:
The role of continuing training motivation for work ability and the desire to work past retirement age:
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela0150
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