Quotation Mueller, Tobias, Shaikh, Mujaheed. 2018. Your Retirement and My Health Behavior: Evidence on Retirement Externalities from a fuzzy regression discontinuity design. Journal of Health Economics 57, 45-59.


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This paper presents evidence on intra-household retirement externalities by assessing the causal effect of spousal retirement on various health behaviors and health status across 19 European countries. We identify partner's and own retirement effects by applying a fuzzy regression discontinuity design using retirement eligibility as exogenous instruments for spousal and own retirement status. We find significant increases in the frequency and intensity of alcohol consumption combined with a significant decrease in moderate physical activities as a response to partner's retirement. In line with the existing literature, we find that own retirement has significant positive effects on engaging in moderate and vigorous physical activities but also leads to a significant increase in the frequency of alcohol intake. Overall, subjective health is negatively affected by spousal retirement and positively by own retirement.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Health Economics
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, STRAT-A, VW-A, WH-A
Language English
Title Your Retirement and My Health Behavior: Evidence on Retirement Externalities from a fuzzy regression discontinuity design
Volume 57
Year 2018
Page from 45
Page to 59
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167629616301412
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2017.10.005
JEL J26; I12; C26

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Shaikh, Mujaheed (Former researcher)
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Mueller, Tobias (University of Lucerne, Switzerland)
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Health Economics and Policy Group AB (Details)
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