Validating Life-Cycle Models: Lifetime Earnings and the Timing of Retirement

This paper provides a method for validating, and distinguishing between, different life-cycle models of consumption and labor supply. We derive qualitative predictions for two prominent life-cycle model formulations – having non-separable and separable in consumption and leisure – and we…

What Makes Retirees Happier: A Gradual or ‘Cold Turkey’ Retirement?

This study explores the factors that affect an individual’s happiness while transitioning into retirement. Recent studies highlight gradual retirement as an attractive option to older workers as they approach full retirement. However, it is not clear whether phasing or cold…
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