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Liam Rose

PhD Candidate, Department of Economics

UC Santa Cruz

lrose1@ucsc.edu

Job Market Paper

Retirement and Health: Evidence from England


This paper utilizes census records, multiple comprehensive surveys, and mortality records from England to trace out the effect of reaching retirement age on retirement status, health behaviors, health care utilization, and health outcomes. Applying a regression discontinuity design leveraging the pension age, I find that retirement substantially improves well-being and satisfaction with health, along with fewer individuals reporting having health issues. However, I find no immediate effect of retirement on behavioral outcomes such as smoking or exercising, and no evidence of changes to cognitive ability or healthcare utilization. Finally, death certificate data indicate that retirement does not affect mortality. While prior literature has considered the effects of retirement on specific outcomes, this paper is the first to systematically examine the full range of health-related outcomes with administrative and survey data in a unified context.

Works in Progress

Teaching

Current Quarter: ECON 104

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Wednesdays, 9-11, 403F E2

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Tuesday 5:20-6:25 and Tuesday 6:40-7:45, J Baskin 169