- In April – June 2012, for those over state pension age, for the first time since 2005 when Pension Trends chapter 4 was first published, there were fewer women than men in employment (Table 4.6).
- In the same period, for men who were aged between 50 and SPA, there were around six times as many working full-time as there were part-time. This ratio is reduced to two-thirds after SPA. (Table 4.6).
- Around 31% of workers at or above state pension age were self-employed in April – June 2012. For those aged between 16 and SPA, self-employment accounted for only 13.5 % of the total workforce (Figure 4.8).
Pension Trends provides a statistical backdrop for the debate on pensions. It looks at changes in pension provision over time in the context of social and economic developments and changes in the policy environment.
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