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Estimating the eect of retirement on mental health via panel discontinuity designs

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  • Fe, Eduardo
  • Hollingsworth, Bruce

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This article explores the potential effects of retirement on mental health and health care utilisation isolating sources of potential heterogeneity in treatment effect. To estimate the effects of retirement, we devise a new identifying strategy that combines kink and regression discontinuity designs with panel data methods. Our method is then applied to the British Household Panel Survey, a rich representative longitudinal survey. It is found that retirement has a small impact on primary care use, but overall has little effect on mental health.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 38162.

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Keywords: Discontinuity design; weak identification; retirement; health; kink regression; regression discontinuity;

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  1. Ganong, Peter & Jäger, Simon, 2014. "A Permutation Test and Estimation Alternatives for the Regression Kink Design," IZA Discussion Papers 8282, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Sahlgren, Gabriel H., 2012. "Work ‘til You Drop: Short- and Longer-Term Health Effects of Retirement in Europe," Working Paper Series, Research Institute of Industrial Economics 928, Research Institute of Industrial Economics.

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