|Author Name||SHIMIZUTANI Satoshi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)|
|Creation Date/NO.||March 2013 13-E-017|
|Research Project||Toward a Comprehensive Resolution of the Social Security Problem: A new economics of aging|
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This study proposes an alternative approach of utilizing direct responses to a survey on the social security earnings test for the elderly to provide new evidence on the sensitivity of the labor supply decision of workers aged between 60 and 64 with respect to the test. Our empirical results show a discouraging effect on working in a large proportion of these workers in Japan, even after correcting for the observed attributes of individuals who reported to be either affected or unaffected.
Published: Satoshi Shimizutani, 2013. "Social Security Earnings Test and the Labor Supply of the Elderly: New Evidence from Unique Survey Responses in Japan," Japanese Economic Review, Vol. 64(3), pp. 399-413.