Unhealthy retirement? Evidence of occupation heterogeneity
AbstractWe investigate the causal effect of retirement on health and cognitive abilities by exploiting the variation between and within European countries in old age retirement rules. We show negative and significant effect of retirement on both health and cognitive abilities. We also show evidence of significant heterogeneity across occupational groups. In particular, the negative effect of retirement disappears and turn to be even positive for those working in very physically demanding jobs.
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Aging; cognitive abilities; retirement; occupation; SHARE;
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- I14 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Inequality
- J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- 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-2014-02-21 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2014-02-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEM-2014-02-21 (Demographic Economics)
- NEP-EUR-2014-02-21 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-HEA-2014-02-21 (Health Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2014-02-21 (Labour Economics)
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