AbstractThe aim of this paper is to provide a political-economic explanation of the wide spread adoption of generous early retirement. We suggest that the political support for generous early retirement provisions relies on: (i) the existence of an initial, significant group of redundant elderly workers with incomplete working history, who are not entitled to an old age pension; and (ii) the policy persistence that this provision introduces by inducing low-ability workers to retire early.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by European University Institute in its series Economics Working Papers with number eco2000/24.
Length: 54 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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SOCIAL SECURITY ; LABOUR ; RETIREMENT;
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- H53 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
- H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
- D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
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