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Unhealthy retirement? Evidence of occupation heterogeneity

  • Mazzonna, Fabrizio Istituto di economia politica (IdEP) e Center for Economic and Political Research on Aging (CEPRA), Facoltà di scienze economiche, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera
  • Peracchi, Franco Istituto Einaudi per l'Economia e la Finanza (EIEF) and Dipartimento di Economia e Finanza Facoltà di Economia Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata”, Roma, Italia.
    08.02.2014

32 p.

English 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.
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  • English
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Economics
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  • RERO DOC 209168
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