Does retirement really lead to worse health? A closer look at women & men in Europe

seniors in Europe_Retirement by Phillip HesselAlthough it has been suggested that retirement can be bad for your health, Harvard Pop Center Bell Fellow Philip Hessel, PhD has taken a look at longitudinal data using an instrumental variables approach and his findings, published in Social Science & Medicine, suggest otherwise. Positive effects of retirement on health were found to exist for low as well as high educated men and women.

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