Stockholms universitet har fått ett forskningsanslag från Forskningsrådet för hälsa, arbetsliv och välfärd (Forte) för projektet ”Orsaker och konsekvenser av lönearbete efter pensionering i Sverige”.

Projektledare är Loretta Platts, Stressforskningsinstitutet, Stockholms universitet, och en av forskarna Ida Andersson, Kulturgeografiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet. I projektet deltar även ytterligare forskare vid Stressforskningsinstitutet, Karolinska Institutet och University of Warwick.

"Pension reforms have increased individual choice over retirement age as well as encouraging retired people to supplement their incomes with paid work. However, little is known in the Swedish context about the nature and quality of post-retirement work, barriers to accessing post-retirement work, and what the implications of post-retirement work might be for gender, health and social inequalities in later life.

Therefore the present project will investigate the predictors and consequences of post-retirement work from quantitative and qualitative perspectives. Data will be drawn from SLOSH over the years 2006 to 2020 and matched to data on income and pensions drawn from the Longitudinal integration database for health insurance and labour market studies (LISA).

The project will examine from a longitudinal perspective how common transitions into various forms of post-retirement work are and whether there are differences by gender, health status and socio-economic position in access to post-retirement work. It will examine how the psychosocial and physical working conditions of post-retirement jobs compare to those of pre-retirement jobs as well as the impacts of post-retirement jobs upon gender, health and social inequalities. Interviews will be carried out with a theoretically drawn sub-sample of SLOSH participants experiencing different retirement forms (cliff-edge retirement, gradual retirement, post-retirement work) in order to explore qualitatively the factors aiding and impeding participation in post-retirement work, as well as participants' evaluations of such work."