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Xavier de Luna, Anders Stenberg
Can adult education delay retirement from the labour market?
() and Olle Westerlund
Abstract: In this paper, we examine whether adult education delays
retirement and increases labour force participation among the elderly, a
mechanism suggested in the OECD strategy for “active ageing” and the
“Lisbon strategy” of the EU. Using register data from Sweden, we analyse
transcripts from adult education for the period 1979–2004 and annual
earnings 1982–2004. We match samples of treated individuals, in adult
education 1986–1989, and untreated on the propensity score. The timing of
exit from the workforce is assessed by non-parametric estimation of
survival rates in the labour force. The results indicate no effects of
adult education on the timing of retirement.
Keywords: Adult education; Retirement; Human capital; Labour supply; Pensions; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: H52; H55; H75; I28; J14; J26; (follow links to similar papers)
41 pages, January 29, 2010
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de Luna, Xavier, Anders Stenberg and Olle Westerlund, (2012), 'Can adult education delay retirement from the labour market?', Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 25, April, No. 2, pages 677-696
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