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Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Working Longer

Courtney C. Coile, Kevin Milligan, and David A. Wise

Abstract

The International Social Security (ISS) project began in the mid-1990s, against a backdrop of decades of decline in older men’s work and the growth of public pension programs in many developed countries. As it turns out, the launch of the ISS project coincided with the end of the century-long decline in men’s labor force participation. Not only was the declining trend arrested, but the employment rates rose tremendously in many countries. Why did so many countries experience a substantial increase in men’s labor force participation at this particular time, following a century of earlier withdr ... More

Keywords: retirement, employment, labor supply, social security, health, economics of aging

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226619293
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226619323.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Courtney C. Coile, editor
Wellesley College

Kevin Milligan, editor
University of British Columbia

David A. Wise, editor
Harvard Kennedy School

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Introduction

Courtney C. Coile, Kevin Milligan, and David A. Wise

1 Older Men’s Labor Force Participation in Belgium

Alain Jousten and Mathieu Lefebvre

3 From Early Retirement to Staying in the Job

Paul Bingley, Nabanita Datta Gupta, and Peder J. Pedersen

4 Explaining the Reversal in the Trend of Older Workers’ Employment Rates

Didier Blanchet, Antoine Bozio, Corinne Prost, and Muriel Roger

5 Old-Age Labor Force Participation in Germany

Axel Börsch-Supan and Irene Ferrari

6 Employment at Older Ages

Agar Brugiavini, Giacomo Pasini, and Guglielmo Weber

7 Labor Force Participation of the Elderly in Japan

Takashi Oshio, Emiko Usui, and Satoshi Shimizutani

8 Why Are People Working Longer in the Netherlands?

Adriaan Kalwij, Arie Kapteyn, and Klaas de Vos

9 Trends in Labor Force Participation of Older Workers in Spain

Pilar García-Gómez, Sergi Jiménez-Martín, and Judit Vall Castelló