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Examining the Changes in Health Investment Behavior After Retirement: A Harmonized Analysis

Hiroyuki Motegi, Yoshinori Nishimura () and Masato Oikawa ()

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Abstract: This study examines the effects of retirement on health investment behaviors. We conduct a large-scale international comparison of the change in health investment behaviors after retirement among 9 developed countries, using harmonized datasets. We find that the changes in some of health investment behaviors (e.g., Exercise) are improved in most of the countries. With respect to exercise, the change in the opportunity cost to exercise after retirement is a possible reason to explain this improvement.

Keywords: retirement; health investment behaviors; global aging data (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 J26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-03-20
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