Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/206809
Authors: 
Picchio, Matteo
van Ours, Jan C.
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper No. 426
Abstract: 
We study the retirement effects on mental health using a fuzzy regression discontinuity design based on the eligibility age to the state pension in the Netherlands. We find that the mental effects are heterogeneous by gender and marital status. Retirement of partnered men positively affects mental health of both themselves and their partners. Single men retiring experience a drop in mental health. Female retirement has hardly any effect on their own mental health or the mental health of their partners. Part of the effects seem to be driven by loneliness after retirement.
Subjects: 
Retirement
health
well-being
happiness
regression discontinuity design
JEL: 
H55
J14
J26
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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