Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/71779
Authors: 
Queiroz, Bernardo Lanza
de Souza, Laetícia Rodrigues
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth 107
Abstract: 
In recent years, a large number of studies have investigated the relationship between social security benefits and male retirement decisions in developed countries. However, women's and couples' labour supply decisions and the patterns of withdrawal from the labour force in emerging economies are much less studied. This paper uses Brazilian data from 1998 to 2008 to examine how social security financial incentives and personal characteristics affects one's own and spouses' retirement decisions. Our results suggested that couples synchronize retirement and that they respond similarly to their own characteristics. We also find that wives are more responsive to husbands' incentives than vice-versa.
Subjects: 
labour supply decisions
retirement
social security
couples
Brazil
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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