Self-employment at the age of 65 and more – prevalence, structure and development trends, 1997-2017

In the past, the age of 65 was perceived by the population as the end point of working life and the beginning of the retirement phase so that the employment rates from this age on were very low. But for some years, more older people have been working, also as self-employed persons. This article addresses the question of how many people aged 65 and over in Germany were self-employed between 1997 and 2017 and describes the structure and development of this population group in terms of gender composition, working hours, industry sectors and fields of activity.

Kranzusch, P.; Suprinovič, O. (2020): Selbstständigkeit im Alter von 65 und mehr Jahren – Verbreitung, Struktur und Entwicklungstrends 1997-2017, in: Frerichs, F.; Fachinger, U. (Hrsg.): Selbstständige Erwerbstätigkeit und Erwerbskarrieren in späteren Lebensphasen, Vechtaer Beiträge zur Gerontologie, Universität Vechta, VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Springer Verlag.

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