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Table 8 Changes in hours of work for an average person

From: Old-age employment and hours of work trends: empirical analysis for four European countries

Change 2002–2006 versus 1997–2001 2007–2011 versus 2002–-2006
Belgium France Germany The Netherlands Belgium France Germany The Netherlands
Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men
  25–49 years old 25–49 years old
Total (H a,p /H a,p ) 1.04 0.99 1.05 1.01 1.10 1.01 1.07 1.00 1.06 1.00 1.03 1.03 1.05 0.99
Structural (S a,p ) 1.02 1.00 1.02 1.00 1.03 1.00 1.03 1.00 1.02 1.00 1.02 1.00 1.02 1.00
Behavioral (B a,p ) 1.02 0.99 1.03 1.00 1.07 1.01 1.04 1.00 1.04 1.00 1.01 1.04 1.03 1.00
Extensive (E a,p ) 1.04 0.99 1.03 1.00 1.08 1.02 1.03 1.00 1.02 0.99 1.04 1.03 1.03 1.00
Intensive (I a,p ) 0.98 1.00 0.99 1.00 0.99 1.00 1.01 1.00 1.02 1.01 0.98 1.00 0.99 1.00
  50–54 years old 50–54 years old
Total (H a,p /H a,p ) 1.18 1.02 1.09 1.02 1.26 1.02 1.14 1.04 1.06 1.02 1.06 1.05 1.08 1.01
Structural (S a,p ) 1.05 1.01 1.02 1.00 1.04 1.00 1.04 1.00 1.01 1.00 1.03 0.99 1.03 0.99
Behavioral (B a,p ) 1.13 1.02 1.07 1.02 1.21 1.03 1.10 1.03 1.04 1.02 1.04 1.06 1.05 1.02
Extensive (E a,p ) 1.20 1.03 1.06 1.01 1.22 1.04 1.10 1.03 1.05 1.02 1.07 1.06 1.08 1.01
Intensive (I a,p ) 0.94 0.99 1.00 1.01 0.99 0.99 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.97 1.00 0.97 1.01
  55–59 years old 55–59 years old
Total (H a,p /H a,p ) 1.22 1.08 1.23 1.11 1.40 1.14 1.32 1.09 1.15 1.06 1.14 1.09 1.19 1.08
Structural (S a,p ) 1.09 1.03 1.05 1.02 1.06 1.01 1.07 1.01 1.02 1.00 1.03 1.00 1.03 1.00
Behavioral (B a,p ) 1.13 1.06 1.18 1.09 1.31 1.13 1.23 1.08 1.13 1.06 1.10 1.08 1.16 1.08
Extensive (E a,p ) 1.22 1.10 1.15 1.06 1.31 1.15 1.26 1.10 1.12 1.08 1.14 1.10 1.21 1.08
Intensive (I a,p ) 0.92 0.96 1.02 1.03 1.00 0.98 0.98 0.98 1.00 0.99 0.96 0.99 0.95 1.00
  60–64 years old 60–64 years old
Total (H a,p /H a,p ) 1.60 1.14 1.29 1.37 1.78 1.31 1.46 1.16 1.27 1.28 1.69 1.39 1.40 1.37
Structural (S a,p ) 1.16 1.07 1.10 1.05 1.09 1.02 1.15 1.07 1.09 1.03 1.08 1.03 1.06 1.01
Behavioral (B a,p ) 1.37 1.07 1.18 1.30 1.64 1.28 1.27 1.08 1.16 1.24 1.56 1.36 1.32 1.36
Extensive (E a,p ) 1.44 1.12 1.15 1.28 1.56 1.29 1.32 1.09 1.19 1.29 1.62 1.37 1.46 1.40
Intensive (I a,p ) 0.96 0.95 1.03 1.01 1.06 0.98 0.96 0.99 0.98 0.96 0.96 0.99 0.90 0.97
  1. Micro-simulation based on estimates underlying Tables 3, 4, 5, and 6