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Retirement and cognitive functioning: A longitudinal analysis

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Habets, Martin ULiège
Promotor(s) : Perelman, Sergio ULiège
Date of defense : 18-Jun-2018/29-Jun-2018 • Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2268.2/4789
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Title : Retirement and cognitive functioning: A longitudinal analysis
Author : Habets, Martin ULiège
Date of defense  : 18-Jun-2018/29-Jun-2018
Advisor(s) : Perelman, Sergio ULiège
Committee's member(s) : Tharakan, Joseph ULiège
Schoenmaeckers, Jérome ULiège
Language : English
Keywords : [en] cognition
[en] ageing
[en] retirement
[en] SHARE
[en] panel estimation
[en] IV fixed-effects
Discipline(s) : Business & economic sciences > Microeconomics
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology > Theoretical & cognitive psychology
Business & economic sciences > Special economic topics (health, labor, transportation...)
Institution(s) : Université de Liège, Liège, Belgique
Degree: Master en sciences économiques, orientation générale, à finalité spécialisée en Economics and Society
Faculty: Master thesis of the HEC-Ecole de gestion de l'Université de Liège

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[en] Retirement induces major changes in the lifestyle of elderly people and understanding its influences is crucial to promote successful cognitive ageing. In this analysis, I estimate the effect of retiring on cognitive functioning using an instrumental variable strategy, instrumenting for retirement with legal eligibility ages. I exploit the panel dimension of the Survey on Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) to control for individual heterogeneity and find a positive effect of retirement on memory. I also show suggestive evidence that the beneficial effect of retirement on cognition is larger for women and high-educated indivuals, altough heterogeneous across regions of Europe.


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