Labour force participation among the elderly and the finances of the pension system

Project managerSteinar Strøm
ClientNorges forskningsråd
Client project no.
ParticipantsTom Erik Aabø
John Dagsvik
Erik Hernæs
Zhiyang Jia
Period2001 - 2004 (ended)

Project description

Based on panel data constructed from administrative registers and covering the whole Norwegian population over the period 1992-2000, structural models for retirement behaviour will be estimated for married couples and single persons. The models will be used to investigate the impact of policy changes, such as changes in the replacement ratio. The models will also be used to study long-term trends in labour force participation among the elderly, caused by demographic trends and policy changes, and the impact on the finances of public pensions systems. The interaction between the pension system and other social benefits, in particular disability benefit will also be investigated.


Scientific Journal

Zhiyang, JiaLabor Supply of Retiring Couples and Heterogeneity in Household Decision-Making Structure2005Review of Economics of the Household No 3, p 215-33


This series is published by the Department of Economics, University of Oslo, in cooperation with the Frisch Centre. The list below only contains those memoranda written in connection with projects at the Frisch Centre. A complete list of memoranda is found at http://urn.nb.no/URN:NBN:no-7118

Iskhakov, FedorDynamic programming model of health and retirement2008No. 3[PDF]
Colombino, Ugo, Erik Hernæs, Zhyiang Jia and Steinar StrømRetirement in Italy and Norway2003No. 10[PDF]
Iskhakov, FedorQuasi-dynamic forward-looking model for joint household retirement decision under AFP scheme2003No. 28[PDF]
Jia, ZhiyangA Mixture Model of Household Retirement Choice2003No. 4[PDF]
Kalvarskaia, MariaSavings behaviour when households have an access to occupational pensions2003No. 23[PDF]

Frisch Working Paper

Iskhakov, Fedor and Maria KalvarskaiaAFP and OP data construction techniques2003No. 1[PDF]
Nilsen, Guro EngstrømImplisitte skattesatser i pensjonssystemet2002No. 2[PDF]

Other publications

Zhiyang, JiaSpousal Influence on Early Retirement Behavior2004
Zhiyang, JiaA Mixture of Household Retirement Choice2004
Zhiyang, JiaRetirement Behavior of Working Couples in Norway: A Dynamic Programming Approach2004