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Unskilled and skilled workers pay for later retirement

The Danish politicians have adopted a reform that increases the age of retirement for all workers. Consequently, the Danes will have the highest pension age of all the OECD countries by 2040. The higher retirement age will have consequences especially for the skilled and unskilled workers, who have more physically demanding jobs and generally shorter lives than the academic workers.

Increasing the retirement age is very socially imbalanced, as many physically worn out workers will not be able to withdraw from the labour market.

 

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