Life-Cycle Earnings of Respondents in the Retirement History Study

Clark, R.L. (1983). Life-Cycle Earnings of Respondents in the Retirement History Study. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-83-066


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This paper examines the lifecycle earnings patterns of a cohort of US men and women from the Retirement History Study. Their earnings are shown to rise until the mid-50s and then fall due to reductions in the amount of labor supplied. The age-earnings profiles differ by race and sex, with increased education producing higher earnings and poor health leading to lower earnings. These findings illustrate the earnings patterns of older workers as they aged into their 60s in the US under the pension and economic conditions that prevailed in the 1970s.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:53
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:11

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