Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/216496
Authors: 
Kim, Seonghoon
Koh, Kanghyock
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13184
Publisher: 
Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Bonn
Abstract: 
We examine the health impacts of early access to public pension wealth by exploiting a unique policy in Singapore allowing individuals to withdraw a proportion of their pension savings after their 55th birthday. For the identification, we employ a regression discontinuity design by comparing individuals before and after their 55th birthday. To address anticipated and lagged health impacts, we adopt the donut regression discontinuity approach. Using nationally representative monthly panel data, we find that early access to pension wealth improves self-reported overall health.
Subjects: 
regression discontinuity design
early access to pension wealth
health
JEL: 
I10
H55
D15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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