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Married Women's Retirement Behavior

  • Silvana Pozzebon
  • Olivia S. Mitchell

In this paper we examine the economic and family determinants of married women's retirement behavior. A model of wives' retirement decisions is developed and tested empirically using data on working married women. Estimated response parameters are compared to those obtained previously for male workers. Our findings are directly relevant to policy questions regarding pension and Social Security reform.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 2104.

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Date of creation: Dec 1986
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Publication status: published as Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 2, pp. 39-53, 1989.
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:2104
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