Entrepreneurship and Population Ageing

Project Details


The aging population is one of the grand challenges in the coming decades. The need to extend the working lives of aging individuals is high on the political agenda. Late-career entrepreneurship has been raised as a promising way to promote longer careers. Building on the continuity theory of ageing, this project conducts an econometric analysis of primary longitudinal data to develop a robust understanding of the relationships between late-career entrepreneurship, quality of life, and extended careers beyond the official retirement age. In addition, a qualitative event structure analysis will be conducted to examine the path-dependency of early and midcareer events on late-career transitions to entrepreneurship and their consequences on work-life balance. Moreover, the project uses country and regional-level data to generate new knowledge on how late-career entrepreneurship can contribute to economic development and the social inclusion of late-career workers.
Short titleSA/Res. Fellow Kibler costs
Effective start/end date01/09/201831/08/2023


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