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Unforeseen early retirement backup plan of Dutch respondents in 2016

This statistic shows the alternatives that people list as their financial backup in case of having to stop working earlier than expected in the Netherlands as of 2016. A total of 52 percent of the Dutch respondents claimed to be able to rely on their savings, whereas only 17 percent of individuals living in the Netherlands specify government unemployment insurance as part of their Plan B.

The Netherlands: what is your “backup plan” for an income in case you are unable to continue working?

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Release date

May 2016



Survey time period


Number of respondents

14,400 respondents

Special properties

employees in the Netherlands.

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The full question read as follows: " Which, if any, of the following are part of your “backup plan” for an income in the event that you are unable to continue working due to ill health or job loss?"
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