Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/67844
Authors: 
Warman, Casey
Worswick, Christopher
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Queen's Economics Department Working Paper 1202
Abstract: 
We examine the impact of mandatory retirement on the retirement decisions of professors in Canada using administrative data. We find that the age distributions of professors at universities without mandatory retirement and those at universities with mandatory retirement at age 65 have diverged over time with a higher fraction of professors over the age of 65 being at universities without mandatory retirement. Estimation of a discrete time hazard model indicates that faculty members at universities with mandatory retirement at age 65 have exit rates at age 65 that are around 30 to 36 percentage points higher than those of their counterparts at universities without mandatory retirement. Similar results are found for both men and women; however, the magnitude of this effect is somewhat smaller for women.
Subjects: 
University
Faculty
Retirement
JEL: 
I23
J14
J18
J21
J26
J45
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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