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TitleHours of work and retirement behavior
Author(s)Machado, C. Sofia
Portela, Miguel
KeywordsAging
Older workers
Retirement
Working hours
Issue dateJan-2011
PublisherUniversidade do Minho. Núcleo de Investigação em Políticas Económicas (NIPE)
Citation“NIPE - Working Paper Series”. 2 (2011) 1-47.
Abstract(s)Using a novel dataset from the 2006 Portuguese Labor Force Survey this paper examines the impact of a voluntary reduction in hours of work, before retirement, on the moment of exit from the labor force. If, as often suggested, flexibility in hours of work is a useful measure to postpone retirement, then a reduction in working hours should be associated with retirement at later ages. Results prove otherwise suggesting that reducing hours of work before retirement is associated with early exits from the labor force. A reduction in hours of work seems to signal the worker’s wish to retire sooner rather than to announce the desire of remaining in the labor market.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/11687
Peer-Reviewedno
AccessOpen access
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