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Examining the Changes in Health Investment Behavior After Retirement: A Harmonized Analysis

Motegi, Hiroyuki and Nishimura, Yoshinori and Oikawa, Masato (2017): Examining the Changes in Health Investment Behavior After Retirement: A Harmonized Analysis.

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Abstract

This study examines the effects of retirement on health investment behaviors. We conduct a large-scale international comparison of the change in health investment behaviors after retirement among 9 developed countries, using harmonized datasets. We find that the changes in some of health investment behaviors (e.g., Exercise) are improved in most of the countries. With respect to exercise, the change in the opportunity cost to exercise after retirement is a possible reason to explain this improvement.

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