Effects of working part-time and full-time on physical and mental health in old age in Europe

tirsdag, 07 februar 2017

We distinguish between part-time and full-time work activity and analyse their eff ects on the physical and mental health conditions of older workers in Europe.We use statutory eligibility ages for receiving retirement benefi ts as instruments for part-time and full-time work decisions to avoid the potential bias that deteriorating health conditions can cause employees to work fewer hours or not at all.We also control for unobserved heterogeneity across individuals.