This contribution analyses early retirement in Germany and Switzerland with a focus on financial resources. Using data from CH-SILC linked to administrative records and the German SOEP, we distinguish three different financial resources: namely, pre-retirement labour income, net worth and pension entitlements. High labour income reduces the probability for early retirement. In contrast, high pension ...
Advances in Life Course Research
47 (2021), 100392, 10 S.
| Ursina Kuhn, Markus M. Grabka, Christian Suter
Property wealth represents the most important wealth component in nearly all OECD countries. Homeownership is linked to wealth accumulation in several ways: Wealthier households are more likely to buy a house or apartment, home owners tend to save more and rising house values typically yield higher returns than money in a bank account. Moreover, owners can borrow on a mortgage to finance, e.g., the ...
Robin Tillmann, Marieke Voorpostel, Peter Farago ,
Social Dynamics in Swiss Society : Empirical Studies Based on the Swiss Household Panel
Life Course Research and Social Policies ; 9
| Ursina Kuhn, Markus Grabka