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Joint Retirement of Couples: Evidence from Discontinuities in Denmark

Esteban García-Miralles and Jonathan Leganza

No 9191, CESifo Working Paper Series from CESifo

Abstract: We study how social security influences the retirement behavior of couples. First, we exploit over two decades of full-population data and a discontinuity design to document sizable retirement spillovers to spouses when individuals reach pension eligibility age. Next, we explore underlying mechanisms. We find age differences within couples to be a fundamental determinant of joint retirement, which is driven by older spouses working longer. Accounting for these age differences reveals a strong gender gap, which prevails after controlling for relative earnings. Finally, in a complementary analysis we show that a reform increasing eligibility ages induces similar spillovers to spouses.

Keywords: joint retirement; pension eligibility age; couples labor supply (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D10 H55 J14 J26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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