Cognitive functioning and labour force participation among older men and women in England
AbstractThis paper analyses the relationship between cognitive functioning and employment among older men and women using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Regression analysis shows that the change in cognitive functioning over time does not have any statistically significant effects on the probability to exit or enter employment, or on working hours. These results are not sensitive to the definition of work. My findings differ from earlier research on younger age groups in Germany and the USA where some effects of cognitive functioning on labour force participation were found.
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Ageing; Cognitive functioning; ELSA; Labour force participation;
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- H19 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Other
- J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
- 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
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- NEP-AGE-2007-10-06 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2007-10-06 (All new papers)
- NEP-KNM-2007-10-06 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-LAB-2007-10-06 (Labour Economics)
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