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Senior Policy for Whom? The distributional consequences and effects of initiatives to promote active ageing

Project manager

Cooperating researchers

Åsmund Hermansen, OsloMet storbyuniversitetet

Commissioned by

The Research Council of Norway (218364)

Prosjektperiode

 
 

Startdato

January 2013
December 2018

The main aim of the proposed project is to examine whether today's senior-policy initiatives reach the intended target groups and have the desired effect on retirement behaviour.

The project will therefore analyse whether the senior-policy initiatives provided in Norwegian working life affect retirement behaviour, and how they possibly affect different groups of employees dependent on the enterprises' economic situation.

The project will carry out analyses based on individual-level registry information on all employees over 50 years of age (2000-2012) in a representative sample of 800 Norwegian enterprises, of which 50 per cent had senior-policy initiatives, and 50 per cent did not.

Such a design and data basis provide a foundation for drawing far safer statistical conclusions about the effects of initiatives on retirement behaviour generally, and its possible differing effects across sectors, industries, types of enterprise and employees. To analyse the data we will use a difference-in-difference approach.

The design of the study then makes possible a discussion of whether there may be a need for a more nuanced and flexible arsenal of senior policy initiatives on the national and corporate level to meet the real needs of different employee groups under differing economic conditions.

 

The projects PhD-candidate Åsmund Hermansen will publicly defend his thesis "Retaining Older Workers" Thuesday 13th December 2016 - http://www.hioa.no/Forskning-og-utvikling/Hva-forsker-HiOA-paa/Forskning-og-utvikling-ved-Fakultet-for-samfunnsvitenskap/Doktorgrader-SAM/Kommende-disputaser/Public-Defence-for-AAsmund-Hermansen

 

Publications

Midtsundstad, T. (2018).Seniorers mulighet for gradvis nedtrapping fra arbeidslivet. Søkelys på arbeidslivet, 35(4):313-329.

Hermansen, Å & Midtsundstad, T. (2018). The effect of retaining bonuses on delaying early retirement – financial incentives revisited. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, vol. 8(1): 43-63. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18291/njwls.v8i1.104848

Å. Hermansen & T. Midtsundstad (2015). Retaining older workers - analysis of company surveys from 2005 and 2010. International Journal of Manpowervol 36(8):1227-1247. DOI 10.1108/IJM-07-2014-0150.

Å. Hermansen (2015). Retaining older workers: The effect of phased retirement on delaying early retirement. Nordic Journal of Social Research. Vol. 6.

Å. Hermansen (2014). Additional leave as the determinant of retirement timing—retaining older workers in Norway. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies. Vol. 4.

A.I. Hilsen & T. Midtsundstad (2014). Seniorpolitikk – behov for nytt kart og kompass? Søkelys på arbeidslivet, vol. 31 (1-2):157-182.

Midtsundstad, T. & Hermansen, Å. (2019). The Effects of Retention Measures on Retirement Timing—Do Financial Crises Matter?  Frontiers in Socology, 4. Published 18. September 2019. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsoc.2019.00068

 

Midtsundstad, T. (2018). The Norwegian Unemployment-Disability Paradox. (Chap. 44, pp 455-472). In E. M. Hohnerlein, S. Hennionen, O. Kaufmann (eds.). Employment Biographies and Social Protection in Europe. [Erwerbsverlauf und sozialer Schutz in Europa/Les parcours professionnels et la protection sociale en Europe]. Berlin: Springer Nature. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-56033-4_46 (tysk kortversjon, Chap. 45, pp. 476-486; fransk kortversjon, Chap. 46, pp. 487-496) 

T. Midtsundstad (2017). Bidrar virksometenes seniortiltak til lengre yrkeskarrierer? FAKTAARK til NFR. Prosjekt - Senior Policy for Whom? The distributional consequences and effects of initiatives to promote active ageing

Midtsundstad, T. (2018).Le paradoxe chômage - invalidité en Norvège  In: E. M. Hohnerlein, S. Hennionen, O. Kaufmann (eds.). Employment Biographies and Social Protection in Europe. [Erwerbsverlauf und sozialer Schutz in Europa/Les parcours professionnels et la protection sociale en Europe]. Berlin: Springer Nature. pp. 487-496. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-56033-4_46

Midtsundstad, T. (2018). Das norwegische Paradoxon von Arbeitslosigkeit und Invalidität. In: E. M. Hohnerlein, S. Hennionen, O. Kaufmann (eds.). Employment Biographies and Social Protection in Europe. [Erwerbsverlauf und sozialer Schutz in Europa/Les parcours professionnels et la protection sociale en Europe]. Berlin: Springer Nature. pp. 475-485. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-56033-4_46

Å. Hermansen & T. Midtsundstad (2016). The effect of retaining measures on retirement timing — depending on occupation, level of education and income group. Paper presentert på NFRs avslutningskonferanse for sykefraværsprogrammet - "Sykefravær, arbeid og helse", Bergen, 26.-27. mai 2016.

T. Midtsundstad (2016). Employment promotion policies, social benefits, and the interaction of social protection schemes for senior workers in Norway. Paper. Workshop "Longevity and Employment Biographies: the Challenges of Social Protection in Europe", Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Munich, 9.-10. june 2016.

Hermansen, Å. & Midtsundstad, T. (2015). "The effect of retaining bonuses on early retirement - retaining older Norwegian workers." Paper presented at The 12th ESA e Conference - Differences, Inequalities and Social Imagination, Praha, 25.-28. August 2015.

T. Midtsundstad (2014), Flexible retirement in Norway. Working paper til workshopen "Flexible Retirement Following the Scandinavian Model",  German Bundestag, Berlin, 1. December 2014.

Å. Hermansen & T. Midtsundstad (2014), Retaining older workers – An Analysis of Company' Surveys 2005–2013, Paper presented at The 7th Nordic Working Life Conference «Threats and Possibilities Facing Nordic Working Life», Göteborg, Sweden, June 11-13th 2014.

T. Midtsundstad & Å. Hermansen (2013),  Arbeid, pensjon eller begge deler? Analyse av seniortiltaks betydning for valget mellom full AFP, og del-AFP og fortsatt arbeid, Paper presentert på nordisk forskerkonferanse (eldre i arbeidslivet) i Oslo, 30. oktober 2013.

Å. Hermansen & T. Midtsundstad (2013), Private sector establishments offering older employees the possibility of opting for phased retirement – who are they? Paper presentert på nordisk forskerkonferanse (eldre i arbeidslivet) i Oslo, 30. oktober 2013.

T. Midtsundstad (2016). Hva vet vi om effekten av seniorgoder? Innlegg på frokostseminar og debatt i regi av Senter for seniorpolitikk og Statens Seniorråd, Oslo 8. september 2016.

Hermansen, Å. (2016). Fastholdelse av eldre arbeidstakere – ønsker, oppfatninger og muligheter. Foredrag på Senter for seniorpolitikks forskningskonferanse 11. november 2016

T. Midtsundstad (2016). Særordninger for eldre arbeidstakere - en oversikt. Foredrag i Pensjonsforum 16. desember 2016.

Midtsundstad, T. & Hermansen, Å. (2017). The effects of retention measures on retirement timing – do financial crises matter? Paper, 15th Annual ESPAnet Conference, Lisabon, 14.-16. September 2017

Midtsundstad, T. & Hermansen, Å. (2017). The effect of retaining measures on retirement timing — does it depend on company’s possibility to adjust the work environment? Paper presented at 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Athen, 29. August - 1. September 2017.

Midtsundstad, T. & Hermansen, Å. (2017). The effect of retaining measures on retirement timing — does it depend on company’s possibility to adjust the work environment? Paper presented at  Open seminar: "Sustainable careers for an ageing society", Department of Sociology and Social Research, Università di Milano Bicocca, Milano, 7.November 2017.

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