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Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2020

Health effects of reduced workload for older employees

Bidragsytere:
  • Espen Bratberg
  • Tor Helge Holmås og
  • Karin Monstad

Tidsskrift

Health Economics
ISSN 1057-9230
e-ISSN 1099-1050
NVI-nivå 2

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2020
Publisert online: 2020

Finansiering

  • Norges forskningsråd
    Prosjektkode: 237808
  • Norges forskningsråd
    Prosjektkode: 257598

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Tittel

Health effects of reduced workload for older employees

Sammendrag

To keep elder employees in the labour force, introducing age-dependent job conditions can be a policy measure. However, we know little about the effect of such initiatives. We investigate the effects of a particular programme in Norwaythat reduces the workload of teachers at age 55 but maintains the same wage. Evaluation of this programme is well suited to a difference-in-difference analysis, where the control group is teachers slightly too young to be eligible for the workload reduction. Using full population register data for the period 2006–2013, we analyse the effects of the programme on health as indicated by sickness absence and health care utilization. We find that whereas there is no effect among women, the workload reduction causes a decrease in sickness absence and an improvement in mental health among males. These results, which are robust to a placebo test, to extending the pretreatment period, and to dropping single birth cohorts, are driven by a subgroup of men whose prior health status is poor.

Bidragsytere

Espen Bratberg

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for økonomi ved Universitetet i Bergen
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved NORCE Samfunn ved NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS

Tor Helge Holmås

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved NORCE Samfunn ved NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS

Karin Monstad

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved NORCE Samfunn ved NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS
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