Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/195013
Authors: 
Gałecka-Burdziak, Ewa
Góra, Marek
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of European Labor Studies [ISSN:] 2193-9012 [Volume:] 5 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 18 [Pages:] 1-18
Abstract: 
We examine whether easy and early access to old-age benefits induce older workers to become inactive. We use Polish LFS data. We find added worker effect prevailing over discouraged worker effect. The latter arises after a few quarters and is asymmetric. Females permanently leave the workforce. More males leave the workforce in contractions than re-enter in expansions. If old-age benefit becomes the main source of income, the worker (after 1 year) is 8 to 20 times more likely to exit the market than unemployment or social welfare beneficiaries. Our findings support higher retirement age-the age when workers become eligible for old-age benefits.
Subjects: 
Old-age benefits
Discouraged workers
Discouraged worker effect
Unemployment outflow
Inflow to inactivity
JEL: 
J14
J22
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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