Retirement is good for health

Published on: 17 February 2016

Employees who voluntarily retired, often feel happier and healthier after retirement. In particular workers who suffered from a lot of stress experienced life as a pensioner as an improvement.


This concludes researcher Levi van den Bogaard. The sociologist who is affiliated with the University of Amsterdam, studied the influence of retirement on the health and wellbeing of pensioners. "Many people tell themselves that they feel healthier since their retirement," says van den Bogaard.

"When it comes to pensions, it usually revolves around the cost. From this research, you can infer that other things are important. The perceived health benefits at retirement you should take into considerations about the cost of the pension system, "says Van den Bogaard.

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