Does Retirement Age Impact Mortality?
AbstractThis paper studies the relationship between retirement and mortality, using a unique administrative data set covering the full population of Norway. We make use of a series of retirement policy changes in Norway, which reduced the retirement age for a group of workers but not for others. By employing a difference-in-differences framework based on monthly birth cohort and treatment group status we first establish that the early retirement program significantly reduced the retirement age – this remains true when we account for program substitution, for example into the disability pension. Using instrumental variables estimation we find that retirement age has no effect on mortality.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Oslo University, Department of Economics in its series Memorandum with number 19/2012.
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 11 Jun 2012
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Retirement age; Mortality; Instrumental variables; Policy evaluation;
Other versions of this item:
- H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
- I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
- J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
- J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGE-2012-09-03 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2012-09-03 (All new papers)
- NEP-HEA-2012-09-03 (Health Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2012-09-03 (Labour Economics)
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