Title: What role does formal work play on poverty trajectories in old-age? : evidence from a five-year follow-up study in Switzerland
Authors : Adili, Kushtrim
Kubat, Sonja
Gabriel, Rainer
Oris, Michel
et. al : No
Proceedings: Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association 2019: the future of work : book of abstracts
Conference details: Congress SSA/SGS/SSS 2019, Neuchâtel, 10 - 12 September 2019
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Swiss Sociological Association (SSA)
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Neuchâtel
Issue Date: 2019
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Language : English
Subjects : Armut; Alter; Nichtbezug
Subject (DDC) : 361: Social work and welfare
Abstract: Our study continues previous research on poverty in old-age in Switzerland which has found that retired people working regularly are at a higher risk of being poor. We will extend this previous work by using additional data from a follow-up study that allows investigating the temporal dynamics of poverty among Swiss pensioners between 2011 and 2016.In doing so, we will test the impact of taking up a job on poverty trajectories between 2011and 2016, as well as that of ceasing an economic activity. The results will shed more light on the role of work in old-age in Switzerland: Whether it really is a necessity of economically vulnerable pensioners, or whether it can also be a manifestation of successful active ageing in Switzerland. Methodologically we will use data from the gerontological survey “Vivre-Leben-Vivere”(VLV) which was conducted in 2011 as well as the five-year follow up in 2016. We will assess how participant’s financial situation – operationalized in a binary poor vs. non-poor logic –has evolved between the two time-points and how an economic activity in 2011 affects the latter. In addition, we will assess how taking up or giving up a job between the time-points affects the risk of poverty in 2016.
Departement: Social Work
Organisational Unit: Institute of Diversity and Social Integration (IVGT)
Publication type: Conference other
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/18212
Published as part of the ZHAW project : Having Little in a Land of Plenty: Economic Vulnerability in Old Age in Switzerland (EVOAS)
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