Part-time work and Health among Older Workers in Ireland and Britain
AbstractPart-time work is viewed as a viable option for people who wish to have a gradual transition to retirement. From a policy viewpoint, this may help to alleviate some labour supply shortages, especially in the context of the aging population. Factors such as health or pension provision may influence a person´s decision to work part-time. This paper considers the impact of health on the work decision for people aged 50 and over in the UK and Ireland. Methodological issues are discussed and the impact of unobserved individual effects is estimated using the Mundlak estimator applied to the multinomial probit model. The impact of health on part-time work is negative in Ireland, but we find no significant effect in the UK. The paper discusses potential reasons for these impacts and current policies on part-time work..
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The University of Sheffield, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2008013.
Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2008
Date of revision: Dec 2008
health; retirement; panel data;
Other versions of this item:
- Brenda Gannon & Jennifer Roberts, 2011. "Part-time work and health among older workers in Ireland and Britain," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 43(30), pages 4749-4757.
- J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies
- I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGE-2009-05-16 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2009-05-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-EEC-2009-05-16 (European Economics)
- NEP-HAP-2009-05-16 (Economics of Happiness)
- NEP-HEA-2009-05-16 (Health Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2009-05-16 (Labour Economics)
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