Short- and long-run estimates of the local effects of retirement on health

Eduardo Fé, Bruce Hollingsworth

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Abstract

We explore the existence of short- and long-term effects of retirement on health. Short-term effects are estimated with a regression discontinuity design which is robust to weak instruments and where the underlying assumptions of continuity of potential outcomes are uncontroversial. To identify the long-term effects we propose a parametric model which, under strong assumptions, can separate normal deterioration of health from the causal effects of retirement. We apply our framework to the British Household Panel Survey and find that retirement has little effect on health. However, our estimates suggest that retirement opens the gate to a sedentary life with an impoverished social component and this is a channel through which retirement could indirectly affect health in the long run.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1051-1067
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A
Volume179
Issue number4
Early online date17 Dec 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2016

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Keywords

  • health
  • instrumental variables
  • regression discontinuity
  • retirement
  • wild bootsrap

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Fé, Eduardo ; Hollingsworth, Bruce. / Short- and long-run estimates of the local effects of retirement on health. In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A . 2016 ; Vol. 179, No. 4. pp. 1051-1067.
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Short- and long-run estimates of the local effects of retirement on health. / Fé, Eduardo; Hollingsworth, Bruce.

In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A , Vol. 179, No. 4, 31.10.2016, p. 1051-1067.

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