Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35215
Authors: 
Bloemen, Hans G.
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 3386
Abstract: 
Private wealth holdings are likely to become an increasingly important determinant in the job exit decision of elderly workers. Net wealth may correlate with worker's characteristics that also determine the exit out of a job. It is therefore important to include a rich set of observed characteristics in an empirical model for retirement in order to measure the (marginal) effect of wealth on the job exit rate. But even with a rich set of regressors the question remains whether there are unobservable worker's characteristics that affect both net wealth and the job exit rate. We specify a simultaneous equations model for job exit transitions with multiple destinations, net wealth, and the initial labour market state. The job exit rates and the net wealth equation contain random effects. We allow for correlation between the random effects of job exit and net wealth, and the initial labour market state.
Subjects: 
Retirement
life cycle models
saving
JEL: 
J26
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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