publication . Article . 2016

Health as a predictor of early retirement before and after introduction of a flexible statutory pension age in Finland

Leinonen, Taina; Laaksonen, Mikko; Chandola, Tarani; Martikainen, Pekka;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2016 Journal: volume 158, pages 149-157issn: 0277-9536, Copyright policy
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Background: Little is known of how pension reforms affect the retirement decisions of people with different health statuses, although this is crucial for the understanding of the broader societal impact of pension policies and for future policy development. We assessed how the Finnish statutory pension age reform introduced in 2005 influenced the role of health as a predictor of retirement. Methods: We used register-based data and cox regression analysis to examine the association of health (measured by purchases of psychotropic medication, hospitalizations due to circulatory and musculoskeletal diseases, and the number of any prescription medications) with the ...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: SOCIAL-SECURITY, DETERMINANTS, INVOLUNTARY RETIREMENT, IMPACT, PAID EMPLOYMENT, Health, SUBJECTIVE LIFE EXPECTANCY, INCREASE, Pension reform, OLDER WORKERS, Hospital admissions, 5141 Sociology, Health(social science), Retirement decisions, DECISIONS, BEHAVIOR, Prescription medication, Finland
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publication . Article . 2016

Health as a predictor of early retirement before and after introduction of a flexible statutory pension age in Finland

Leinonen, Taina; Laaksonen, Mikko; Chandola, Tarani; Martikainen, Pekka;