ESRI Research Bulletin

Work at older age in Ireland

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October 9, 2019
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Research carried out for the Pensions Authority, using data from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, shows that lack of pension income is an important determinant of later-life working for both men and women in Ireland. The research also highlights that the self-employed may use longer working lives as a substitute for pension cover.