By increasing the residual working horizon of employed individuals, pension reforms that rise minimum retirement age can affect individual investment in health-promoting behaviors before retirement. Using the expected increase in minimum retirement age induced by a 2004 Italian pension reform and a difference-in-differences research design, we show that middle-aged Italian males affected by the reform reacted to the longer working horizon by increasing regular exercise, with positive consequences for obesity and self-reported satisfaction with health.

Does postponing minimum retirement age improve healthy behaviors before retirement? Evidence from middle-aged Italian workers / M. Bertoni, G. Brunello, G. Mazzarella. - In: JOURNAL OF HEALTH ECONOMICS. - ISSN 0167-6296. - 58:(2018 Mar), pp. 215-227. [10.1016/j.jhealeco.2018.02.011]

Does postponing minimum retirement age improve healthy behaviors before retirement? Evidence from middle-aged Italian workers

G. Mazzarella
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2018-03

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By increasing the residual working horizon of employed individuals, pension reforms that rise minimum retirement age can affect individual investment in health-promoting behaviors before retirement. Using the expected increase in minimum retirement age induced by a 2004 Italian pension reform and a difference-in-differences research design, we show that middle-aged Italian males affected by the reform reacted to the longer working horizon by increasing regular exercise, with positive consequences for obesity and self-reported satisfaction with health.
Healthy behaviors; Pension reforms; Retirement; Working horizon; Adult; Humans; Italy; Male; Middle Aged; Pensions; Surveys and Questionnaires; Health Behavior; Retirement
Settore SECS-P/01 - Economia Politica
Settore SECS-P/02 - Politica Economica
Settore SECS-P/03 - Scienza delle Finanze
Settore SECS-P/05 - Econometria
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