Research Group

Labor Demography


Working Life Expectancy at Older Age

Conducted by Mikko Myrskylä; Christian Dudel, Angelo Lorenti, Pekka Martikainen; in Collaboration with Jo Mhairi Hale (University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom), Elke Loichinger (BIB, Germany), Sebastian Klüsener (BIB, Germany)

Using data from the U.S. and Finland, we assess how working life expectancy at age 50 has developed in recent years, how it differs between institutional settings, how it depends on economic trends, and how it differs between socio-economic groups.Detailed description

Research keywords: Economics, Employment, Retirement; Ageing, Mortality and Longevity; Policies, Politics, Administration, Welfare State


Dudel, C.; Myrskylä, M.:
N-IUSSP, Paris. (2018).
Leinonen, T.; Martikainen, P.; Myrskylä, M.:
Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 73:2, 302-313 (2018).
Dudel, C.; Myrskylä, M.:
Demography 54:6, 2101-2123 (2017).