Does postponing minimum retirement age improve healthy behaviors before retirement? Evidence from middle-aged Italian workers
Marco Bertoni (),
Giorgio Brunello () and
Gianluca Mazzarella ()
Journal of Health Economics, 2018, vol. 58, issue C, 215-227
By increasing the residual working horizon of employed individuals, pension reforms that rise minimum retirement age can affect individual investment in health-promoting behaviors before retirement. Using the expected increase in minimum retirement age induced by a 2004 Italian pension reform and a difference-in-differences research design, we show that middle-aged Italian males affected by the reform reacted to the longer working horizon by increasing regular exercise, with positive consequences for obesity and self-reported satisfaction with health.
Keywords: Retirement; Working horizon; Healthy behaviors; Pension reforms (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H55 I12 J26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Does postponing minimum retirement age improve healthy behaviors before retirement? Evidence from middle-aged Italian workers (2018)
Working Paper: Does Postponing Minimum Retirement Age Improve Healthy Behaviours Before Retirement? Evidence from Middle-Aged Italian Workers (2016)
Working Paper: Does postponing minimum retirement age improve healthy behaviours before retirement? Evidence from middle-aged Italian workers (2016)
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