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Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World

The Capacity to Work at Older Ages

Edited by David A. Wise

Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World

Edited by David A. Wise

408 pages | 16 halftones, 188 line drawings, 127 tables | 6 x 9 | © 2017
Cloth $130.00 ISBN: 9780226442877 Published June 2017
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In recent years, the retirement age for public pensions has increased across many countries, and additional increases are in progress or under discussion in many more. The seventh stage of an ongoing research project studying the relationship between social security programs and labor force participation, Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: The Capacity to Work at Older Ages explores people’s capacity to work beyond the current retirement age. It brings together an international team of scholars from twelve countries—Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States—to analyze this issue. Contributors find that many—but not all—individuals have substantial capacity to work at older ages. However, they also consider how policymakers might divide gains in life expectancy between years of work and retirement, as well as the main impediments to longer work life. They consider factors that influence the demand for older workers, as well as the evolution of health and disability status, which may affect labor supply from the older population.
 
Contents
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
Courtney Coile, Kevin Milligan, and David A. Wise
 
1. Work Capacity and Longer Working Lives in Belgium
Alain Jousten and Mathieu Lefebvre
 
2. Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages: Evidence from Canada
Kevin Milligan and Tammy Schirle
 
3. Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages in Denmark
Paul Bingley, Nabanita Datta Gupta, and Peder J. Pedersen
 
4. Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages in France
Didier Blanchet, Eve Caroli, Corinne Prost, and Muriel Roger
 
5. Healthy, Happy, and Idle: Estimating the Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages in Germany
Hendrik Jürges, Lars Thiel, and Axel Börsch-Supan
 
6. Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages: Evidence from Italy
Agar Brugiavini, Giacomo Pasini, and Guglielmo Weber
 
7. Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages: Evidence from Japan
Emiko Usui, Satoshi Shimizutani, and Takashi Oshio
 
8. Work Capacity at Older Ages in the Netherlands
Adriaan Kalwij, Arie Kapteyn, and Klaas de Vos
 
9. Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages: Evidence from Spain
Pilar García-Gómez, Sergi Jiménez-Martín, and Judit Vall Castelló
 
10. Health, Work Capacity, and Retirement in Sweden
Per Johansson, Lisa Laun, and Mårten Palme
 
11. Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages: Evidence from the United Kingdom
James Banks, Carl Emmerson, and Gemma Tetlow
 
12. Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages: Evidence from the United States
Courtney Coile, Kevin Milligan, and David A. Wise
 
Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index
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