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dc.contributor.authorZissimopoulos, Julie
dc.contributor.authorMaestas, Nicole
dc.contributor.authorKaroly, Lynn
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-11T20:21:34Z
dc.date.available2008-01-11T20:21:34Z
dc.date.issued2007-09
dc.identifier.otherUM07-18
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/57567
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we examine how public and private pension and health insurance systems affect the retirement transitions. In many countries, public and private pension eligibility, as well as access to health insurance varies between self-employed and wage and salary workers, and these differences are likely to cause differential retirement patterns both within and across countries. We use the variation in these institutional features within and across the United States and England to analyze retirement patterns. Based on longitudinal data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) in the United States and the English Longitudinal Survey of Ageing (ELSA) we find that the higher labor force exit rate of wage and salary workers compared to self-employed workers is due to defined benefit pension incentives created by the public and private pension systems. Higher rates of labor force exit at ages 55 and older in England compared to the United States are due in part to the availability of publicly provided health insurance.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSocial Security Administrationen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherMichigan Retirement Research Center, University of Michigan, P.O. Box 1248, Ann Arbor, MI 48104en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWP 2007-155en_US
dc.subjectWP 2007-155en_US
dc.subjectUM07-18en_US
dc.titleThe Effect of Retirement Incentives on Retirement Behavior: Evidence from the Self-Employed in the United States and Englanden_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelPopulation and Demography
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelSocial Sciences
dc.contributor.affiliationumRANDen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumRANDen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumRANDen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/57567/1/wp155.pdfen_US
dc.owningcollnameRetirement Research Center, Michigan (MRRC)


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