Author: Kurt Vogler-Ludwig, Nicola Düll
Publisher: Study on behalf of the European Commission, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
|Average exit age from the labour force
Kurt Vogler-Ludwig Nicola Düll
Study on behalf of the European Commission, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, 2008
This study was launched by the European Commission to obtain an evaluation of exit age indicators and to develop more reliable measurement approaches. Being part of the monitoring set for the European Employment Strategy, these indicators have an outstanding political relevance in the area of ageing policies, demanding for high standards of accuracy, timeliness, accessibility and clarity, comparability and coherence. The study evaluated the indicators by applying such criteria. For the study a review of experts’ opinions in Europe, a methodological and empirical assessment of the exit age indicators and a sensitivity analysis were undertaken. Previous suggestions of Hytti and Nio from the Finnish Ministry of Labour were developed to a working life expectancy indicator at national and European level. Calculations were based on the data provided by Eurostat for 31 countries. Calculation methods were established with own resources.