Alonso Ortiz, Jorge (2009): Social Security and Retirement across OECD Countries.
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There are large differences in the employment to population ratio relative to the US across OECD countries, and these differences are even larger for the old age (55-69 years). There are also large differences in various features of social security, such as the replacement rate, the entitlement age or whether it is allowed to collect social security and working. These observations suggest that they might be an important factor. I assess quantitatively this hypothesis using a life cycle general equilibrium model of retirement. I find that the differences in social security can indeed account for the differences in employment to population ratio at old age in the OECD. I also evaluate which features of social security are most important in this context and find that generosity and whether it allows collecting social security while working are the most important contributors.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Social Security and Retirement across OECD Countries|
|Keywords:||Social security, retirement, idiosyncratic labor income risk|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J14 - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment > E24 - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital
H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H53 - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J26 - Retirement; Retirement Policies
|Depositing User:||Professor Jorge Alonso Ortiz|
|Date Deposited:||12. Nov 2009 16:43|
|Last Modified:||22. Feb 2013 00:18|
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