|Title / Titel||Longitudinal Analysis of the Labor Market Position of the Elderly in Switzerland|
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|Summary / Zusammenfassung||The age at which people retire from the labour market has been drifting downwards. At the same time the number of elderly in the population is growing. This will present some challenges to the labor market, and to public finances in the future. And yet, relatively little research has been undertaken so far that specifically addresses the position of older workers in the labor market.
The aim of this research project is to comprehensively study, on the basis of the Swiss Labor Force Survey, various aspects of labor market behaviour of older workers. The most important dimension is certainly the retirement behavior. In a first step, we will therefore study, using probit models, the influence that socio-economic characteristics and economic incentives of the respondents have on the probability of retiring early. In a second step, we will analyse more generally the pathways into retirement, for example the role of unemployment and part-time employment in this process. Typically, such analyses will employ micro-econometric models, such as the multinomial logit model, allowing for differential effects between men and women and for Swiss nationals and foreigners. Finally, we will extend the scope of the study to the effect of an ageing workforce on the flexibility of the labor market. To this end, further aspects, such as job search, continuous education and training, and occupational mobility of the elderly, will be analysed. We intent to fully exploit the longitudinal aspect of the SLFS by using panel data methods and tracking the changes occurred to the respondents over time.
|Publications / Publikationen||Cattaneo, A. (2006) The Determinants of Semi-Retirement, unpublished working paper.|
|Keywords / Suchbegriffe||Retirement, probit, logit, swiss labor force survey, microeconometrics, Switzerland, labor market|
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Projektleitung und Kontakte
|Funding source(s) /
|Universität Zürich (position pursuing an academic career)
|Duration of Project / Projektdauer||Mar 2004 to Oct 2010|