Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35716
Authors: 
Behncke, Stefanie
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 4253
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the effects of retirement on various health outcomes. Data stem from the first three waves of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). With this informative data, non-parametric matching methods can be applied to identify causal effects. It is found that retirement significantly increases the risk of being diagnosed with a chronic condition. In particular, it raises the risk of developing a cardiovascular disease and being diagnosed with cancer. Estimates also indicate that retirement has quite diverse effects for different individuals.
Subjects: 
Retirement
health
matching methods
ELSA
JEL: 
I10
J14
J26
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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