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The Effect of Pension Generosity on Early Retirement: A Microdata Analysis for Europe from 1967 to 2004

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  • Fischer, Justina AV
  • Sousa-Poza, Alfonso

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Using pseudo-panel microdata we show that pension generosity affects early retirement decisions. The changes in the average replacement rate and decreases in wealth accrual between 1967 and 2004 have caused an increase in early retirement probabilities from 16% to 63%.

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  • Fischer, Justina AV & Sousa-Poza, Alfonso, 2009. "The Effect of Pension Generosity on Early Retirement: A Microdata Analysis for Europe from 1967 to 2004," MPRA Paper 15940, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Goulão, Catarina & Gouveia, Miguel, 2011. "Are we doing enough to discourage early retirement?," TSE Working Papers 11-220, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).
    2. Fischer, Justina AV & Sousa-Poza, Alfonso, 2010. "The impact of institutions on firms’ rejuvenation policies: Early retirement with severance pay versus simple lay-off. A Cross-European Analysis," MPRA Paper 20343, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Early Retirement; Pension Systems; Pension Neutrality; Pension Generosity; SHARE.;

    JEL classification:

    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies

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