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Unretirement in England: An empirical perspective

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  • Ricky Kanabar

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Ageing populations place an increasing financial burden on governments. Retired older workers are a source of untapped economic capacity. Maestas (2010) finds 26% of Health and Retirement Study (HRS) sample respondent's `unretire'. We estimate an unretirement rate of 5.11% and 2.70% for women using The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). Earlier studies using US longitudinal data include Rust (1980), Gustman and Steinmeier (1984) and Hardy (1990) estimate similar rates. Results suggest: age, education, financial planning, unanticipated increases in debt, spouse and time effects play an important role in the decision for a male to unretire.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of York in its series Discussion Papers with number 12/31.

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Keywords: ELSA; Labour supply; Labour demand; Unretirement;

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Cited by:
  1. Bell, David N.F. & Rutherford, Alasdair C., 2013. "Older Workers and Working Time," IZA Discussion Papers 7546, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Ricky Kanabar & Peter Simmons, 2013. "Work and Play Pave the Way: The Importance of Part Time Work in a Lifecycle Model," Discussion Papers 13/01, Department of Economics, University of York.

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