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dc.date.accessioned2019-07-03T05:29:52Z
dc.date.created2018-09-07T13:04:54Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationRogne, Adrian Farner Syse, Astri . The Effect of Retirement on Male Mortality. Quasi-experimental Evidence from Norway. European Sociological Review. 2018, 34(5), 501-517
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/68583
dc.description.abstractOn average, people who retire earlier die sooner, partly because poor health is an important reason for early retirement. Several theories also predict that retirement is detrimental to health and increases mortality, and that retirement should affect people in different occupations differently. Yet, there is apparently no consensus about the causal relationship between retirement and mortality. We treat a Norwegian pension reform that lowered retirement eligibility age by 3 years in 1973 as a natural experiment. The reform affected virtually the entire elderly working population. We estimate the long-term effect of retirement age and the short-term effect of retirement eligibility using instrumental variables and difference-in-differences methods. The results show that neither earlier retirement nor retirement eligibility affect male mortality substantially. Analyses by educational level and occupational groups show no occupational or educational differences in the effect of retirement on mortality. We also argue that the 1973 reform serves as a critical case, a situation where we should be able to identify an effect if there were one. In other words, this study provides strong evidence that retirement does not have a causal effect on male mortality.en_US
dc.languageEN
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.titleThe Effect of Retirement on Male Mortality. Quasi-experimental Evidence from Norwayen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.creator.authorRogne, Adrian Farner
dc.creator.authorSyse, Astri
dc.date.embargoenddate2020-07-09
cristin.unitcode185,17,7,0
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for sosiologi og samfunnsgeografi
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cristin.fulltextpostprint
cristin.qualitycode2
dc.identifier.cristin1607631
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dc.identifier.jtitleEuropean Sociological Review
dc.identifier.volume34
dc.identifier.issue5
dc.identifier.startpage501
dc.identifier.endpage517
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcy023
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-71736
dc.type.documentTidsskriftartikkelen_US
dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn0266-7215
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/68583/2/The%2Beffect%2Bof%2Bretirement%2Bon%2Bmale%2Bmortality_POSTPRINT.pdf
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