Former MZES researcher Dr. Moritz Heß wins Research Award of the FNA Research Network on Pensions

Sociologist Moritz Heß has been awarded this year's Research Award of the FNA Research Network on Pensions for his dissertation „Preferred and Expected Retirement Age in Germany and Europe“

The thesis is an outcome of the MZES project "Determinants of Retirement Decisions in Europe and the United States: A Cross-National Comparison of Institutional, Firm-level and Individual Factors".

In his dissertation Moritz Heß finds that high-skilled, white-collar ‘Silver Workers’ are able to synchronize their preferred and expected retirement age while low-qualified workers in often unfavorable working conditions are increasingly forced to delay their retirement to ensure a sufficient pension and, thus, expect to work longer than they prefer.

(December 14, 2017)