The Timing of Retirement - New Evidence from Swiss Female Workers

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Hanel B, Riphahn RT
Zeitschrift: Labour Economics
Verlag: Elsevier
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2012
Band: 19
Heftnummer: 5
Seitenbereich: 718-728
ISSN: 0927-5371
Sprache: Englisch


We investigate the responsiveness of individual retirement decisions to changes in financial incentives. A reform increased women's normal retirement age (NRA) in two steps from age 62 to age 63 first and then to age 64. At the same time retirement at the previous NRA became possible at a benefit discount. Since the reform affected specific birth cohorts we can identify causal effects. We find strong and robust behavioral effects of changes in financial retirement incentives. A permanent reduction of retirement benefits by 3.4% induces a decline in the age-specific annual retirement probability by over 50%. The response to changes in financial retirement benefits varies with educational background: those with low education respond most strongly to an increase in the price of leisure. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.

FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Riphahn, Regina Therese Prof.
Lehrstuhl für Statistik und empirische Wirtschaftsforschung


Hanel, B., & Riphahn, R.T. (2012). The Timing of Retirement - New Evidence from Swiss Female Workers. Labour Economics, 19(5), 718-728.

Hanel, Barbara, and Regina Therese Riphahn. "The Timing of Retirement - New Evidence from Swiss Female Workers." Labour Economics 19.5 (2012): 718-728.


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