Health and working longer

The likelihood of health problems increases with age. Working longer may then be difficult. Measures like exercising at work or career development workshops can support people in working longer. The Health Council of the Netherlands advises to focus on such measures. Though, that asks for tailoring since there is a large diversity in health at a higher age.

People are at increased risk of having more than one condition when ageing and there are health differences between higher and lower educated people. The Health Council of the Netherlands recommends to explore whether flexible pensions are a better option when considering the large diversity in health at a higher age.