Code and data files for "The Effect of Social Security, Health, Demography and Technology on Retirement"

@inproceedings{Santos2011CodeAD,
  title={Code and data files for "The Effect of Social Security, Health, Demography and Technology on Retirement"},
  author={Marcelo Rodrigues dos Santos and Pedro Cavalcanti Gomes Ferreira},
  year={2011}
}
This article investigates the causes in the reduction of labor force participation of the old. We argue that the changes in social security policy and in technology, and the introduction of Medicare may account for most of the changes in retirement over the second part of the last century in the U.S. economy. We develop a dynamic general equilibrium model with endogenous retirement that embeds social security legislation and Medicare. The model is able to match very closely the increase in the… CONTINUE READING

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