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The Wage Carrot and the Pension Stick: Retirement Benefits and Labor Force Participation

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  • Laurence J. Kotlikoff

    (Boston University)

  • David A. Wise

    (Harvard University)

Abstract

Kotlikoff and Wise document the continued backloading of pension benefits and the extent of retirement incentives by examining pension accrual in over 1,500 companies with defined benefit plans. They also perform a detailed analysis on the retirement plan of a "Fortune 500" company.

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  • Laurence J. Kotlikoff & David A. Wise, 1990. "The Wage Carrot and the Pension Stick: Retirement Benefits and Labor Force Participation," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number wcps, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:wcps
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    Cited by:

    1. Ruhm, Christopher J., 1996. "Do pensions increase the labor supply of older men?," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 59(2), pages 157-175, February.
    2. Bernheim, B. Douglas, 2002. "Taxation and saving," Handbook of Public Economics,in: A. J. Auerbach & M. Feldstein (ed.), Handbook of Public Economics, edition 1, volume 3, chapter 18, pages 1173-1249 Elsevier.

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    Keywords

    backloading; pensions; retirement decisions; retirement income;

    JEL classification:

    • J32 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Nonwage Labor Costs and Benefits; Retirement Plans; Private Pensions
    • J33 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Compensation Packages; Payment Methods

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