Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161303
Authors: 
Gałecka-Burdziak, Ewa
Góra, Marek
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10680
Abstract: 
We examine the behaviour of unemployed older workers up to five years prior to the point at which they can transition out of unemployment because they become eligible to receive pension benefits. We use a unique dataset covering the unemployment histories (longitudinal data) of individuals born between 1940 and 1965 who were registered with any of the public employment offices in Poland. Thus, we study a whole population of individuals who experienced this type of transition over the time period 1996-2015. We examine the transition from unemployment to retirement as a multi-year process. We analyse multiple unemployment spells, identify transition pathways, and look for patterns in these transitions. Moreover, we estimate a conditional risk set model (a stratified Cox model). Our research proves that being close to the point at which they are eligible to receive pension benefits leads individuals 'wait' to fulfil these eligibility criteria.
Subjects: 
elder workers unemployment
retirement
transition pathways
multiple unemployment spells
recurrent event data
longitudinal analysis
JEL: 
C14
C41
H55
J14
J22
J26
J64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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