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Retirement Incentives and Couples? Labour Supply Decisions

  • Bernardo Queiroz

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    (Cedeplar/UFMG)

  • Laetícia Rodrigues de Souza

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    (IPC-IG)

The Brazilian population has been showing signs of major changes in the past few decades. According to the United Nations, the average age of the population in Brazil is projected to be 47.5 years by 2050, compared to 19.2 years in 1950. The length of working life has fallen over time, due to both increases in educational attainment (thus fewer younger workers) and changes in retirement behaviour (fewer older workers). In addition, it is argued that the rules and regulations of the provision of social security benefits affect older workers? retirement decisions (Wise, 2004). The combination of these three elements increases the concern for the sustainability of public social support programmes for elderly people. (?)

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Paper provided by International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth in its series One Pager with number 191.

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Date of creation: Apr 2013
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Publication status: Published by UNDP - International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth , April 2013, pages 1-1
Handle: RePEc:ipc:opager:191
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  1. Bernardo Queiroz & Laetícia Rodrigues de Souza, 2013. "Couple?s Behaviour in the Brazilian Labour Market: the Influence of Social Security and Individual Characteristics on Married Individuals? Labour Supply Decisions," Working Papers 107, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
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