Just 50% of us are willing and able to work to pension age

Around half of the Dutch say they are willing and physically able to carry on working until they reach the Dutch state pension age, according to new research for the social affairs ministry.

The Dutch pension age is currently 65 years but is gradually being increased to 67. In particular, people aged 35 to 54 are happy in their jobs and do not plan early retirement, the survey found.

Youngsters and people working in taxing jobs such as the construction industry think they will not be physically able to carry on working until they reach pension age. Many of them say they are prepared to retrain, the survey found.


A smaller proportion of people who do not enjoy their jobs or who have saved up money to allow them to stop early do not intend to keep on working whatever happens, the research shows.

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