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Early Retirement and Company Characteristics

  • Hernæs, Erik

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    (The Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research)

  • Iskhakov, Fedor

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    (The Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research)

  • Strøm, Steinar

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    (Dept. of Economics, University of Oslo)

Early retirement decisions derived from a structural model with economic incentives and firm workforce changes, are estimated on Norwegian linked household and firm data. For households in which the wife is the first to become eligible for early retirement, the impact on early retirement of a reduction in the firm workforce is stronger relative to economic incentives than is the case for men, in particular in the private sector. Both for men and women, also an expansion of the firm workforce implies a higher retirement probability.The eligibility age in the early retirement programme has gradually been reduced from 66 in 1989 to 62 in 1998. We find that the economic incentives relative to the push factor have become more important, both for men and women, the lower the eligibility age is.

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Paper provided by Oslo University, Department of Economics in its series Memorandum with number 16/2006.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: 14 Jun 2006
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:osloec:2006_016
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  1. Mark Y. An & Bent Jesper Christensen & Nabanita Datta Gupta, 2004. "Multivariate mixed proportional hazard modelling of the joint retirement of married couples," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 19(6), pages 687-704.
  2. Steinar Str�m & John K. Dagsvik, 2006. "Sectoral labour supply, choice restrictions and functional form," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 21(6), pages 803-826.
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