Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/166012
Authors: 
Hagen, Johannes
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy 2016:11
Abstract: 
This essay estimates the causal effect of postponing retirement on a wide range of health outcomes using Swedish administrative data on cause-specific mortality, hospitalizations and drug prescriptions. Exogenous variation in retirement timing comes from a reform which raised the age at which broad categories of Swedish local government workers were entitled to retire with full pension benefits from 63 to 65. Instrumental variable estimation results show no evidence that postponing retirement impacts mortality or health care utilization.
Subjects: 
health
mortality
health care
pension reform
retirement
JEL: 
J22
J26
I18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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