Retirement rigidities and the gap between effective and desired labour supply by older workers
Elsa Fornero () and
Mariacristina Rossi ()
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Elsa Fornero: University of Turin, CeRP-Collegio Carlo Alberto
No 2018:05, Working Papers from Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari"
Our paper analyses the observed and desired labour supply of older workers and (recent) retirees in a country (Italy) with limited opportunities for exible work schedules. For this purpose, we use a unique dataset drawn from the Bank of Italy's Survey on Household Income and Wealth (SHIW) providing information on both desired and actual working hours. Our empirical analysis documents the gap between older individuals' desired and observed labour supply at both the extensive and the intensive margins and traces it back to gender, education and family composition. The paper provides useful insights into the potential effectiveness of policies such as gradual retirement and part-time work in increasing older workers' employment.
Keywords: Retirement; desired labour supply; exible retirement (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J26 J14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 33 pages
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