Japan: Determinants of retirement in a hyper-aged society

Masa Higo, Heike Schröder, Atsuhiro Yamada

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Today Japan is far ahead of the rest of the world on the aging curve of the population and faces unprecedented pressure to delay workers’ retirement. In this national context, workers’ retirement decisions and behaviors are largely determined, at the macro- and mesolevels, by the interplay between the government and employers over reforming mandatory retirement corporate policies thoroughly and uniformly institutionalized across the country’s workplaces, which are set at ages much younger than in most other developed countries around the world. The primary microlevel determinants of retirement include the persistent gender roles, which have still affected many female workers, those currently aged 50 and older in particular, as they are often rendered as primary caregiver for children, aged parents, and the household.

ホスト出版物のタイトルDelaying Retirement
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルProgress and Challenges of Active Ageing in Europe, the United States and Japan
出版社Palgrave Macmillan
出版ステータス出版済み - 1 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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