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Retirement intention of older migrant workers: does health matter?

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  • F. Wolff
  • N. Vaillant

    (LEM - Lille - Economie et Management - UCL - Université catholique de Lille - Université de Lille - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

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This paper investigates the effect of self-assessed health on retirement plans of older migrants. As immigration is primarily associated with labor considerations, the role of economic incentives in the migration decision suggests that health could play a minor effect in immigrants' decision to retire. Using detailed data on immigrants living in France collected in 2003, we examine the role of health on early retirement intentions using simultaneous, recursive models that account for the fact that subjective health is potentially endogenous. Being in poor health increases the intention of migrant workers to retire early, but the subjective health outcomes have little influence on retirement plans.
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  • F. Wolff & N. Vaillant, 2012. "Retirement intention of older migrant workers: does health matter?," Post-Print hal-00787829, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00787829
    Note: View the original document on HAL open archive server: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00787829
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