Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages: Evidence from Spain

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Pilar Garcia-Gomez

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)

Sergi Jimenez-Martin

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences

Judit Vall Castelló

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Center for Research in Health and Economics (CRES)

Date Written: February 2016

Abstract

In a world with limited PAYGO financing possibilities this paper explores whether older Spanish individuals have the health capacity to work longer. For that purpose we use Milligan-Wise and Cutler-Meara Cutler-Meara- Richards-Shubik simulation methods. Our results suggest that Spanish workers have significant additional capacities to extend their working careers.

Suggested Citation

Garcia Gomez, Pilar and Jimenez-Martin, Sergi and Castelló, Judit Vall, Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages: Evidence from Spain (February 2016). NBER Working Paper No. w21973. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2729093

Pilar Garcia Gomez (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) ( email )

P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam, NL 3062 PA
Netherlands

Sergi Jimenez-Martin

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences ( email )

Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
Barcelona, 08005
Spain
(34) 93 542 16 67 (Phone)
(34) 93 542 17 46 (Fax)

Judit Vall Castelló

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Center for Research in Health and Economics (CRES) ( email )

Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
Barcelona, 08005
Spain

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