Why is the Employment Rate of Older Swiss so High? An Analysis of the Social Security System

Posted: 12 Oct 2003 Last revised: 13 Nov 2012

See all articles by David Dorn

David Dorn

University of Zurich - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Alfonso Sousa-Poza

University of Hohenheim - Institute of Household and Consumer Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Abstract

Switzerland has one of the highest employment rates of individuals aged 55 to 64 among OECD countries. This paper explains how institutional features of the Swiss Social Security system contribute to employment of older workers.

Keywords: Employment, Social Security, Pensions, Switzerland

JEL Classification: H55, J14, J26

Suggested Citation

Dorn, David and Sousa-Poza, Alfonso, Why is the Employment Rate of Older Swiss so High? An Analysis of the Social Security System. Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, Vol. 28, pp. 652-672, October 2003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=447316

David Dorn (Contact Author)

University of Zurich - Department of Economics ( email )

Z├╝rich
Switzerland

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) ( email )

London
United Kingdom

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) ( email )

Poschinger Str. 5
Munich, DE-81679
Germany

Alfonso Sousa-Poza

University of Hohenheim - Institute of Household and Consumer Economics ( email )

Fruwirthstrasse 48
Kavaliershaus 4 116
70599 Stuttgart
Germany
++49 (0)711/459-22863 (Phone)
++49 (0)711/459-23953 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.uni-hohenheim.de/hhoek/englisch/people/alfonsosousapoza/index.html

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
629
PlumX Metrics