Retiring to the good life? The short-term effects of retirement on health
Johnston, David W. & Lee, Wang-Sheng (2009) Retiring to the good life? The short-term effects of retirement on health. Economics Letters, 103 (1), pp. 8-11.
We estimate the impact of retirement on three subjective and objective measures of health using a regression discontinuity design. The results indicate that retirement increases an individual's sense of well-being and their mental health but not necessarily their physical health. Specifications tests suggest that the results are robust.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Health, Retirement, Regression Discontinuity|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Health Economics (140208)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Elsevier|
|Deposited On:||10 Mar 2010 22:33|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2011 15:30|
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