Title
The age-dependent influence of self-reported health and job characteristics on retirement The age-dependent influence of self-reported health and job characteristics on retirement
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Publication type
article
Publication
Berlin ,
Subject
Sociology
Human medicine
Source (journal)
International journal of public health. - Berlin
Volume/pages
58(2013) :1 , p. 13-22
ISSN
1661-8556
ISI
000314183600003
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Objectives Social scientists and economists doubt the usefulness of self-reported health status as an indicator of overall health status. Self-reported health acts as a justification for retirement when this decision is in reality driven by other reasons. In this study, we looked at income, job satisfaction, and job status. Methods We introduce a survival model (Cox model) that simultaneously includes both health and job characteristics as independent variables. We also take the age-dependent character of these effects into account. Results An analysis of the European Community Household Panel data did not validate the justification bias with respect to these variables. The addition of job characteristics had no influence on the effect estimates of selfreported health. Conclusions We found significant effects for self-reported health as well as for objective health measures. The addition of job characteristics did not contribute to the explanation of the effect of self-reported health falsifying the justification bias hypothesis.
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