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Private Alternatives and Early Retirement Programs

  • Eklöf, Matias

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    (Department of Economics)

  • Hallberg, Daniel

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    (Department of Economics)

This paper describes early retirement option programs in collective agreements in Sweden during the 1990s. We highlight the differences between actual pension benefits and those stipulated in the standard agreements. We find that the individuals frequently face far better options than those given by standard agreements. The mix and the timing of pensions is usually done in a non-trivial way. Thus, if we just relied on the standard agreement text, one important implication of these findings is that the effects of economic incentives on retirement very well might be over-estimated.

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Paper provided by Uppsala University, Department of Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 2004:5.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 04 Jun 2004
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:uunewp:2004_005
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  1. Courtney Coile & Jonathan Gruber, 2000. "Social Security and Retirement," NBER Working Papers 7830, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Mårten Palme & Ingemar Svensson, 2004. "Income Security Programs and Retirement in Sweden," NBER Chapters, in: Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Micro-Estimation, pages 579-642 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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