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Do Good Working Conditions Make You Work Longer? Evidence on Retirement Decisions Using Linked Survey and Register Data

Petri Böckerman () and Pekka Ilmakunnas ()

No 10964, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: We analyze the potential role of adverse working conditions and management practices in the determination of employees' retirement behavior. Our data contain both comprehensive information regarding perceived job disamenities, job satisfaction, and intentions to retire from nationally representative cross-sectional surveys and information on employees' actual retirement decisions from longitudinal register data that can be linked to the surveys. Using a trivariate ordered probit model, we observe that job dissatisfaction arising from adverse working conditions is significantly related to intentions to retire, and this in turn is related to actual retirement during the follow-up period.

Keywords: new management practices; working conditions; job satisfaction; retirement (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J26 J28 J53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-age, nep-eur, nep-hrm, nep-lma and nep-ure
Date: 2017-08
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Forthcoming as 'Do Good Working Conditions Make You Work Longer? Analyzing Retirement Decisions Using Linked Survey and Register Data' in: Journal of the Economics of Ageing, 2019

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