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Health capacity to work at older ages: Evidence from Canada

TitleHealth capacity to work at older ages: Evidence from Canada
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMilligan, K., and Schirle T.
EditorWise, D. A.
Book Title{Social security programs and retirement around the world: The capacity to work at older ages}
PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press
CityChicago, IL
Abstract

We study the health-capacity to work among older workers in Canada. We estimate work capacity using two methods. The first uses age-specific mortality rates to proxy for overall health, comparing employment rates at similar levels of mortality. The second method uses a mix of health measures to estimate a health-employment relationship at ages 50 to 54, then uses these estimates to project the employment capacity of older workers. Our results suggest a substantial unused capacity for work among older Canadians.

URLhttp://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/S/bo25527519.html
Document URLhttp://www.nber.org/chapters/c13739.pdf