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Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages: Evidence from Spain

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  • Pilar García-Gómez
  • Sergi Jimenez-Martin
  • Judit Vall Castelló

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In a world with limited PAYGO financing possibilities this paper explores whether older Spanish individuals have the health capacity to work longer. For that purpose we use Milligan-Wise and Cutler-Meara Cutler-Meara- Richards-Shubik simulation methods. Our results suggest that Spanish workers have significant additional capacities to extend their working careers.

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  • Pilar García-Gómez & Sergi Jimenez-Martin & Judit Vall Castelló, 2016. "Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages: Evidence from Spain," NBER Working Papers 21973, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    JEL classification:

    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
    • J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
    • J82 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Labor Force Composition

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