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Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Working Longer

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


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


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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