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The Retirement Consumption in Korea: Evidence from the Korean Labor and Income Panel Study

Insook Cho

Global Economic Review, 2012, vol. 41, issue 2, 163-187

Abstract: This paper examines the retirement consumption in Korea using the Korean Labor and Income Panel Study. This paper reports a significant post-retirement consumption fall among elderly households. The empirical results of this paper suggest that a reduction in work-related expenses is an important factor to explain the observed post-retirement consumption fall. In addition, this paper finds that the post-retirement consumption growth rate varies depending on each household's pre-retirement wealth level. The findings of this paper provide empirical evidence on retirement consumption in an emerging market with no matured public pension programmes.

Date: 2012
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