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Unhealthy retirement? Evidence of occupation heterogeneity

Fabrizio Mazzonna and Franco Peracchi

IdEP Economic Papers from USI Università della Svizzera italiana

Abstract: We investigate the causal effect of retirement on health and cognitive abilities by exploiting the variation between and within European countries in old age retirement rules. We show negative and significant effect of retirement on both health and cognitive abilities. We also show evidence of significant heterogeneity across occupational groups. In particular, the negative effect of retirement disappears and turn to be even positive for those working in very physically demanding jobs.

Keywords: Aging; cognitive abilities; retirement; occupation; SHARE (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C26 I14 J14 J24 J26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 33 pages
Date: 2014-02-08
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-age, nep-dem, nep-eur, nep-hea and nep-lab
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