Estimating the Relationship between Health and Employment of Russian People in Pensionable Age
33 Pages Posted: 14 Oct 2015
Date Written: October 12, 2015
This paper provides an analysis of the labor supply of Russian people in pensionable age. It aims to answer two questions: (1) whether bad health is an important limitation for labor activity and (2) whether a greater pension benefit could be a stimulus for delayed retirement. This is an empirical work based on data of the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey - Higher School of Economics (RLMS-HSE) from 2000-2010. Findings suggest that the most important factor of labor supply is income, and it is more significant for people with higher education. Bad health contributes to leaving the labor force, but the effect is smaller than income’. Some policy implications are also suggested based on the empirical results of the study.
Keywords: labor supply, health, pensionable age, postponement of retirement, Russia, RLMS-HSE.
JEL Classification: C2, J1, J2.
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