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.

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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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ID Code: 29952
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Health, Retirement, Regression Discontinuity
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2009.01.015
ISSN: 0165-1765
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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