Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/222153
Authors: 
Trucchi, Serena
Fornero, Elsa
Rossi, Mariacristina
Year of Publication: 
2018
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Labor Policy [ISSN:] 2193-9004 [Volume:] 7 [Year:] 2018 [Issue:] 10
Abstract: 
Our paper analyses the observed and desired labour supply by older workers and (recent) retirees in a country (Italy) with limited opportunities for flexible work schedules. To this purpose, we use a dataset drawn from the Bank of Italy's Survey on Household Income and Wealth providing information on desired and actual working hours. Our empirical analysis documents the gap between older individuals' desired and observed labour supply at both the extensive and the intensive margins and traces it back to gender, education and family composition. The paper provides useful insights into the potential usefulness of policies such as gradual retirement and part-time work in increasing older workers' employment.
Subjects: 
Retirement
Desired labour supply
Flexible retirement
JEL: 
J26
J14
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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