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Pension Reform and the Efficiency-Equity Trade-Off: Impacts of Removing an Early Retirement Subsidy

Pension Reform and the Efficiency-Equity Trade-Off: Impacts of Removing an Early Retirement Subsidy

tirsdag, 24 mars 2020
  • IZA discussion paper by Asbjørn Goul Andersen, Simen Markussen, Knut Røed (The Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research).

    We provide empirical evidence that the removal of work disincentives embedded in retirement earnings tests can increase old-age labor supply considerably, but it does so at the cost of more income inequality.

Will long-run health trends in Europe turn negative?

Will long-run health trends in Europe turn negative?

tirsdag, 24 mars 2020
  • Alarmed by the worsening health for middle-aged baby-boomers in the US, we conduct a cohort analysis of health deficits similar to Abeliansky and Strulik (2019) but focus on middle-aged individuals. As opposed to previous findings, we find that health among the middle-aged has stalled, and in some cases worsened, for the more recent birth cohorts.

Working Pensioners in Europe - Demographics, health, economic situation and the role of pension systems

Working Pensioners in Europe - Demographics, health, economic situation and the role of pension systems

tirsdag, 24 mars 2020
  • Over the past decades, combining pension benefits with work income has been made more accessible for pensioners in many European countries. The literature on working pensioners choosing a flexible transition into retirement is to date relatively sparse. This article adds to the few cross-country studies and explicitly investigates the role of pension systems in facilitating or hampering flexible retirement.

The unequal burden of retirement reform. Evidence from Australia.

The unequal burden of retirement reform. Evidence from Australia.

torsdag, 27 februar 2020
  • As many governments attempt to contain rising expenditure on retirement pensions by increasing eligibility ages, there are concerns that such reforms disproportionately affect poorer households. In this paper, I examine this trade-off in the context of a 1994 Australian reform that increased women’s pensioneligibility age from 60 to 65.

The role of pension knowledge in labour supply decisions. Evidence from Europe.

The role of pension knowledge in labour supply decisions. Evidence from Europe.

torsdag, 27 februar 2020
  • Many countries have recently increased retirement ages. The central question is, do individuals know about these new pension rules? And do they adjust their pension expectations and labor market behavior accordingly?

How Did Computerization Since the 1980s Affect Older Workers?

How Did Computerization Since the 1980s Affect Older Workers?

torsdag, 23 januar 2020
  • Since the 1980s, computers have reshaped the job market, replacing workers in jobs that rely on routine tasks, from bank tellers to auto workers.

    In response, workers moved to two types of non-routine jobs beyond the reach of computers: cognitive (e.g., analysts) and physical (e.g., food servers).

Generation veXed: solving the retirement puzzle

Generation veXed: solving the retirement puzzle

torsdag, 23 januar 2020
  • This report compares the financial wellness of Generation X to the preceding generation, Baby Boomers and the following generation Millennials. It explores the risks they face in later life and how policy, industry and employer interventions could mitigate these risks.

Physically demanding jobs and early retirement in the Netherlands and Austria: a cross country comparison

Physically demanding jobs and early retirement in the Netherlands and Austria: a cross country comparison

onsdag, 22 januar 2020
  • Background: Given the rise in retirement age and the stricter eligibility criteria for early retirement I analyze the intention to retire early of people in physically demanding jobs in Austria and the Netherlands.

Changes in Employers’ ways of dealing with older workers, 2009–2017

Changes in Employers’ ways of dealing with older workers, 2009–2017

onsdag, 22 januar 2020
  • Studies suggest that organizations across countries are more likely to send older staff members to early retirement than retain them, but there are signals that employers are increasingly showing support for longer working lives.

Thomas Piketty: Several universal retirement schemes are possible

Thomas Piketty: Several universal retirement schemes are possible

tirsdag, 21 januar 2020
  • Could we possibly have a reasoned debate about the several alternative retirement schemes? To judge from the government’s attitude, one might well doubt it.