Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/201427
Authors: 
Laun, Lisa
Palme, Mårten
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper 2017:17
Abstract: 
This paper studies the background to the increase in labor force participation of older workers in Sweden since 2000. In the first part, we study how the characteristics of the elderly have changed with respect to health, education level and work environment, as well as the impact of joint decision-making within the household. In the second part, we study the importance of institutional changes, including a major reform of the old-age pension system, introduction of tax credits for older workers, changes of the mandatory retirement age and stricter eligibility criteria in the disability insurance program. We find that the rise in labor force participation has coincided with improvements in health and educational attainment across birth cohorts as well as increased screening stringency in the disability insurance program.
Subjects: 
Retirement
NDC pension plans
Disability insurance
JEL: 
I10
J26
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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