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Retirement and the Poverty of the Elderly: The Case of Portugal

  • Paula Albuquerque



  • Manuela Arcanjo


  • Vítor Escária


  • Francisco Nunes


  • José Pereirinha

    (ISEG/CISEP, Technical University of Lisbon)

This article discusses whether transition to retirement may be associated with a greater probability of becoming poor. Having recourse to the European Community Household Panel (ECHP) for Portugal, the analysis is focused on a sample of individuals who retired in the period 1994-2001. Longitudinal analysis focuses upon income changes upon entering retirement. We relate the dynamics of household income changes for people who retire to personal and household characteristics. A multivariate probit model of the probability of low income at the time of retirement, conditional on not having a low income prior to retirement, is then put forward.

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Article provided by Journal of Income Distribution in its journal Journal of Income Distribution.

Volume (Year): 19 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3-4 (September-December)
Pages: 41-64

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Handle: RePEc:jid:journl:y:2010:v:19:i:3-4:p:41-64
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