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Social Insurance and Retirement: A Cross-Country Perspective
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics, Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies.
2016 (English)In: Review of economic dynamics (Print), ISSN 1094-2025, E-ISSN 1096-6099, Vol. 22, 72-92 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We study the role of old-age pensions, disability insurance and healthcare in account-ing for the differing labor supply patterns of older individuals across countries. Wedevelop a life cycle model of labor supply and health with heterogeneous agents.In our framework, people choose when to stop working and when/if to apply fordisability and pension benefits. We find that the incentives faced by older workersdiffer hugely across countries. In fact, based solely on differences in social insuranceprograms, the model predicts even more cross-country variation in the employmentrates of people aged 55-69 than we observe in the data.

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2016. Vol. 22, 72-92 p.
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Life cycle; Retirement; Disability insurance; Health
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-296532DOI: 10.1016/j.red.2016.06.004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-296532DiVA: diva2:938841
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Available from: 2016-06-17 Created: 2016-06-17 Last updated: 2016-08-17

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