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Impact of later retirement on mortality: Evidence from France


This paper investigates the impact of delaying retirement on mortality among the French population. We take advantage of the 1993 pension reform in the private sector to identify the causal effect of an increase in claiming age on mortality. We use administrative data which provide detailed information on career characteristics, dates of birth and death. Our results, precisely estimated, show that an exogenous increase of the claiming age has no significant impact on the probability to die between age 65 and 72, conversely we find that an increase of the retirement age of one year leads to an increase of 0.004 in the death rate between age 72 and 77. This effect is qualitatively small, and we discuss more generally the ability to estimate small effects in rare event data using minimal detectable effect procedure.
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halshs-02019046 , version 1 (14-02-2019)
halshs-02019046 , version 2 (09-12-2019)
halshs-02019046 , version 3 (06-07-2020)
halshs-02019046 , version 4 (23-11-2020)


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Antoine Bozio, Clémentine Garrouste, Elsa Perdrix. Impact of later retirement on mortality: Evidence from France. 2019. ⟨halshs-02019046v1⟩


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