UM06-21: Rising Economic Risk and the Labor Supply of Older Workers

Changes in social insurance systems affect the ways in which individuals self-insure against undesirable economic outcomes. One’s ability to work is an important means of self-insurance, and, as policy changes to Social Security are considered that might directly or indirectly…

UM06-22: The Dynamics of Work-Related Health and Labor Market Status: An International Comparison

Many western industrialized countries face strong budgetary pressures due to the aging of the baby boom generations and the general trends in many of these countries toward earlier ages of retirement. The commonality of these problems, however, has the advantage…

UM06-23: Using New Measures of Fatness to Improve Estimates of Early Entry onto the OASI Rolls

Obesity is rapidly rising, as are the medical conditions associated with it. We test whether fatness has a causal impact on early retirement and entry onto OASI rolls using a model of instrumental variables, in which the fatness of a…