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Can adult education delay retirement from the Labour Market?
University of Stockholm. (SOFI)
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Statistics. (ALC)
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics. (ALC)
2011 (English)In: Journal of Population Economics, ISSN 0933-1433, E-ISSN 1432-1475, ISSN 0933-1433, Vol. 25, no 2, 677-696 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We examine whether adult education delays retirement to potentially increase labour force participation among the elderly, a mechanism suggested in the OECD strategy for “active ageing” and the “Lisbon strategy” of the EU. Using register data from Sweden, we analyse transcripts from adult education for the period 1979–2004 and annual earnings 1982–2004. We match samples of treated individuals, in adult education 1986–1989, and untreated on the propensity score. The timing of exit from the workforce is assessed by non-parametric estimation of survival rates in the labour force. The results indicate no effects of adult education on the timing of retirement.

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Springer , 2011. Vol. 25, no 2, 677-696 p.
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Adult Education Retirement
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-39538DOI: 10.1007/s00148-010-0350-8OAI: diva2:393590
Swedish Research Council
Online First™, 16 December 2010Available from: 2011-01-31 Created: 2011-01-31 Last updated: 2012-02-14Bibliographically approved

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