Joint Retirement Decisions between Husbands and Wives

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dc.contributor.advisor Wenbin Lu, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Robert Clark, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Melinda Sandler Morrill, Committee Chair en_US Wang, Jinjing en_US 2010-08-19T18:18:42Z 2010-08-19T18:18:42Z 2010-04-23 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-03302010-145435 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis uses data obtained from the Rand Health and Retirement Study (HRS) to examine whether husbands and wives will decide to retire jointly or separately. This paper uses the new data from 1992 to 2006 to show the current prevailing retirement patterns of older couples and estimates a joint retirement function to find out factors that would affect the retirement decisions. This thesis shows 24.29% of couples with each spouse having career jobs prefer retiring jointly. Besides this paper finds both wives’ earnings before retirement and husbands’ incomes after retirement have negative effects on the decision to jointly retire, while wives’ retirement incomes have positive effects. en_US
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dc.subject Joint Retirement en_US
dc.subject Husbands and Wives en_US
dc.subject Retirement Decisions en_US
dc.title Joint Retirement Decisions between Husbands and Wives en_US MA en_US thesis en_US Economics en_US

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