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Early Retirement, Social Security, and Output Gap

  • Julian Diaz Saavedra

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    (Department of Economic Theory and Economic History, University of Granada.)

We analyze two social security reforms aimed at increasing working lifetimes. The rst reform elim- inates early retirement provisions, while the second increases both the age of early eligibility and the normal retirement age. We nd that although both reforms increase the participation rates of older workers, the elimination of early retirement provisions reduces future social security imbalances if ben- e ts taken early are not reduced actuarially. Additionally, we nd that both reforms increase aggregate hours and output, although eciency gains derived from the elimination of the early retirement scheme are distant from previous estimates since labor supply could be less responsive. Finally, we also nd that the output gap brought about by the early retirement scheme may decrease in coming decades.

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Paper provided by Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada. in its series ThE Papers with number 14/01.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 09 Jan 2014
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Handle: RePEc:gra:wpaper:14/01
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