Health status and retirement decisison for older european couples

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dc.contributor.author Jiménez-Martín, Sergi
dc.contributor.author Labeaga, José M.
dc.contributor.author Martínez-Granado, Maite
dc.contributor.editor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Economía
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-18T12:25:24Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-18T12:25:24Z
dc.date.issued 1999-10
dc.identifier.issn 2340-5031
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/6170
dc.description.abstract In this paper we use data the European Community Household Panel (ECHP) to describe and analyse the dynamics of joint labour force behaviour of older couples for the EUI2 countries. We focus on three main issues: the relanvance of joint retirement across EUI2 countries, the existence of complementarities in leisure and/or assortative matting and the effects of health variables. Concerning the evidence, we first find that a working spouse is more likely to retire the more recently the other spouse has retired; this effect is stronger if the wife is the working spouse. Second, there is evidence of assortative mating and/or complementarities in leisure; the effects of all relevant factors on the retirement decision of one spouse depend strongly on whether the other one is working, unemployed, or retired. Third, besides the standard evidence that poor health increases the retirement probabiliby, we find that the husband's health affects the couple's retirement decisions much more strongly than the wife's health does. Additional asymmetric effects are detected with respect to income related variables.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries UC3M Working papers. Economics
dc.relation.ispartofseries 99-82-30
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Joint retirement decisions
dc.subject.other Labour force transitions
dc.subject.other Health variables
dc.subject.other Asymmetric effects
dc.title Health status and retirement decisison for older european couples
dc.type workingPaper
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
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