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Health, work capacity and retirement in Sweden
(), Lisa Laun
() and Mårten Palme
Abstract: Following an era of a development towards earlier
retirement, there has been a reversed trend to later exit from the labor
market in Sweden since the late 1990s. We investigate whether or not there
are potentials, with respect to health and work capacity of the population,
for extending this trend further. We use two different methods. First, the
Milligan and Wise (2012) method, which calculates how much people would
participate in the labor force at a constant mortality rate. Second, the
Cutler et al. (2012) method, which asks how much people would participate
in the labor force if they would work as much as the age group 50-54 at a
particular level of health. We also provide evidence on the development of
self-assessed health and health inequality in the Swedish population.
Keywords: SHARE; Health inequality; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: I10; J26; (follow links to similar papers)
29 pages, December 3, 2015
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Johansson, Per, Lisa Laun and Mårten Palme, (2017), 'Health, work capacity and retirement in Sweden' in Wise, David A. (ed.) Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World, The Capacity to Work at Older Ages, chapter 10, The University of Chicago Press, ISBN 9780226442877.
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