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

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From: Social Science & Medicine(Vol. 158)
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishers
Document Type: Article
Length: 169 words

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To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.04.029 Byline: Taina Leinonen, Mikko Laaksonen, Tarani Chandola, Pekka Martikainen Abstract: 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. Author Affiliation: (a) Population Research Unit, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 18, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland (b) Finnish Centre for Pensions, ELAKETURVAKESKUS, FI-00065, Finland (c) Cathie Marsh Institute, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK (d) Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden (e) Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Konrad-Zuse-Stra[sz]e 1, 18057 Rostock, Germany Article History: Received 29 February 2016; Revised 13 April 2016; Accepted 23 April 2016

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A471282524