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Title:Retirement in Italy and Norway PDF Logo
Authors:Colombino, Ugo
Hernæs, Erik
Jia, Zhyiang
Strøm, Steinar
Issue Date:2003
Series/Report no.:Memorandum, Department of Economics, University of Oslo 2003,10
Abstract:A structural model for retirement and employment based on a flexible, parametric utility function is developed. The model requires only cross section data and is estimated on survey data for Italy and register data for Norway. The estimates indicate that the preference structure among middle-aged Italian males and Norwegian males and females who are approaching retirement has strong similarities. The utility function estimates from a model with no consumption smoothing, seem more reasonable than estimates from a model with a perfect credit market. Policy simulations indicate a somewhat stronger response to cuts in pension benefits in Norway than in Italy.
Subjects:Retirement
inter-temporal interpretation
estimates and policy
simulations
Italy
Norway
JEL:D10
H55
J26
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Memorandum, Department of Economics, University of Oslo

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