The Role of Institutions in European Patterns of Work and Retirement

74 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2008

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Axel H. Börsch-Supan

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA)

Agar Brugiavini

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia

Enrica Croda

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia

Date Written: December 4, 2008

Abstract

This paper uses the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) to investigate the role of pension and social security institutions in shaping the European patterns of work and retirement. We provide evidence on the extent of "unused capacity" in labor force, on pathways to retirement and on the relationship between actual health status and disability take up. We find that institutional differences between countries explain much of the cross-national differences in work and retirement, while differences in health and demographics play only a minor role.

Keywords: Aging, employment, retirement, health, disability, social security institutions, SHARE

JEL Classification: J14, J18, J26, J68, I12, C81

Suggested Citation

Börsch-Supan, Axel H. and Brugiavini, Agar and Croda, Enrica, The Role of Institutions in European Patterns of Work and Retirement (December 4, 2008). University Ca' Foscari of Venice, Dept. of Economics Research Paper Series No. 44/WP/2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1311209 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1311209

Axel H. Börsch-Supan (Contact Author)

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Agar Brugiavini

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia ( email )

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Venice, 30121
Italy

Enrica Croda

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia ( email )

Cannaregio 873
Venice, 30121
Italy

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