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The effect of work disability on the intention to retire of older workers

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  • Danilo Cavapozzi

    () (Department of Economics, University Of Venice Cà Foscari)

  • Chiara Dal Bianco

    () (University of Padua)

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In this paper, we analyze the effect of work disability on the desire to retire as soon as possible of older workers. We exploit objective health indicators and anchoring vignettes to develop work disability measures enhancing the comparability across individuals of work disability self-assessments. Our results show that, even once controlling for individual fixed-effects, individuals experiencing work limiting health problems are found to have a stronger propensity to retire. The role of work disability in determining retirement intentions varies with earnings and job characteristics.

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  • Danilo Cavapozzi & Chiara Dal Bianco, "undated". "The effect of work disability on the intention to retire of older workers," Working Papers 2018:26, Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari".
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    Keywords

    Retirement intentions; work disability; population ageing;
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    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
    • I15 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Economic Development

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