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Compression of morbidity and the labour supply of older people

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This article tests whether there is evidence of compression of morbidity using Health and Retirement Study (HRS) data and analyses the effects of this on the labour supply of older people. We find younger cohorts to suffer less from functional problems than older cohorts at given ages. Furthermore, we observe that instrumentalized disability has a negative effect on labour force participation. According to the cohort analysis and the multivariate analysis, it can be concluded that individuals will be able to work longer because of the delay in the onset of disability problems.

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  • Laura Romeu Gordo, 2011. "Compression of morbidity and the labour supply of older people," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 43(4), pages 503-513.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:43:y:2011:i:4:p:503-513 DOI: 10.1080/00036840802599941
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    • J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior

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