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dc.contributor.authorStancanelli, Elena G. F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorvan Soest, Arthuren_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-14T11:08:20Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-14T11:08:20Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62589-
dc.description.abstractIn the scant literature on partners' joint retirement decisions one of the explanations for joint retirement is externalities in leisure. In this study, we investigate how retirement affects the hours of leisure together of individuals in a couple. Exploiting the law on retirement age in France, we use a regression discontinuity approach to identify the causal effect of retirement on hours of leisure separate and together of individuals in a couple. We find that the retirement probability increases significantly at age 60 for both partners, supporting our identification strategy. We conclude that retirement of the husband significantly increases own hours of leisure of the husband but it does not increase joint leisure hours of the couple. Retirement of the wife increases joint leisure. This asymmetry in responses is well in line with recent literature on joint retirement and suggests that leisure complementarities may not be the main engine of joint retirement.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6698en_US
dc.subject.jelD13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.jelJ14en_US
dc.subject.jelC1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordleisureen_US
dc.subject.keywordageingen_US
dc.subject.keywordretirementen_US
dc.subject.keywordregression discontinuityen_US
dc.subject.stwAltersgrenzeen_US
dc.subject.stwEheen_US
dc.subject.stwFreizeiten_US
dc.subject.stwZeitverwendungen_US
dc.subject.stwFrankreichen_US
dc.titleJoint leisure before and after retirement: A double regression discontinuity approachen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn719150728en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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