Policies encouraging extending working life are a major feature of public policies across all OECD countries. One measure is to increase the mandatory retirement age, which the Norwegian government recently did – the change in mandatory retirement age (from 70 to 72) came into effect July 1st 2015. The reform was controversial, and opinions regarding the consequences, for both companies and older workers, were manifold, and mostly based on assumptions. As the increase in mandatory retirement age represents a substantial labour market reform, there is an urgent need for knowledge about the implications. This includes both positive and negative, as well as both intended and unintended, consequences of the change.
The objective of the ExitAge project is to increase the knowledge about the oldest workers and their experiences, as well as how companies handle work exit and the change in mandatory retirement age. Such knowledge is essential for companies, in order to acquire competence about how to relate to the challenges and possibilities increased retirement age and an older workforce may bring about, and also for policy makers, who are planning to increase the mandatory retirement age further.
- Britt Slagsvold (head)
- Katharina Herlofson
- Per Erik Solem
- Robert Salomon
- Hans Christoffer Aargaard Terjesen
Department of Ageing Research and Housing Studies
Work Research Institute – AFI
Senter for seniorpolitikk – SSP
Arbeids- og velferdsdirektoratet – NAV
The Research Council of Norway