Gaining weight through retirement? Results from the SHARE survey.

  title={Gaining weight through retirement? Results from the SHARE survey.},
  author={Mathilde Godard},
  journal={Journal of health economics},
This paper estimates the causal impact of retirement on the Body Mass Index (BMI) of adults aged 50-69 years old, on the probability of being either overweight or obese and on the probability of being obese. Based on the 2004, 2006 and 2010-2011 waves of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), our identification strategy exploits variation in European Early Retirement Ages (ERAs) and stepwise increases in ERAs in Austria and Italy between 2004 and 2011 to examine an… CONTINUE READING


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