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Demographic Change, Institutional Settings, and Labor Supply

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  • David E. Bloom

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    (Harvard School of Public Health)

  • David Canning

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    (Harvard School of Public Health)

  • Günther Fink

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    (Harvard School of Public Health)

  • Jocelyn E. Finlay

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    (Harvard School of Public Health)

Abstract

This paper analyzes cross-country panel data to examine the effect of key institutional features of social security systems on male labor supply. Our findings indicate that the labor supply of older males covaries negatively with replacement rates and system coverage, with the replacement rate effects being stronger for pay-as-you-go systems than for fully funded systems. The results also reveal a surprisingly small and often negative response of the labor supply of older males to improvements in life expectancy.

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Paper provided by Program on the Global Demography of Aging in its series PGDA Working Papers with number 4208.

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Date of creation: Nov 2008
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Keywords: Global health; labor; Aging; Economics; Demography.;

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Cited by:
  1. Michele Gragnolati & Ole Hagen Jorgensen & Romero Rocha & Anna Fruttero, 2011. "Growing Old in an Older Brazil : Implications of Population Ageing on Growth, Poverty, Public Finance, and Service Delivery," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 2351, August.
  2. David E. BLOOM & Jocelyn E. FINLAY, 2009. "Demographic Change and Economic Growth in Asia," Asian Economic Policy Review, Japan Center for Economic Research, vol. 4(1), pages 45-64.
  3. David E. Bloom & David Canning & Pia N. Malaney, 1999. "Demographic Change and Economic Growth in Asia," CID Working Papers 15, Center for International Development at Harvard University.

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