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Title:Can adult education delay retirement from the labour market? PDF Logo
Authors:de Luna, Xavier
Stenberg, Anders
Westerlund, Olle
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Working paper // IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2010:2
Abstract:In this paper, we examine whether adult education delays retirement and increases labour force participation among the elderly, a mechanism suggested in the OECD strategy for 'active ageing' and the 'Lisbon strategy' of the EU. Using register data from Sweden, we analyse transcripts from adult education for the period 1979-2004 and annual earnings 1982-2004. We match samples of treated individuals, in adult education 1986-1989, and untreated on the propensity score. The timing of exit from the workforce is assessed by non-parametric estimation of survival rates in the labour force. The results indicate no effects of adult education on the timing of retirement.
Subjects:Adult education
retirement
human capital
labour supply
pensions
JEL:H52
H55
H75
I28
J14
J26
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Working Papers, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy

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