Tag: older workers

Doctor using stethoscope listening to senior patient breathing at her house – using face mask

Abstract Long-standing debates about relationships between labor supply behavior and health status among persons nearing retirement age have centered largely on disagreements about the reliability of self-reported health indicators. In light of reporting errors in work capacity, this paper considers the problem of predicting how employment rates vary with disability status when “true” disability is…

African woman showing her dish

Introduction In the past year, as the economy has weakened and unemployment has risen, the labor force participation rate for older workers (aged 55-64) has jumped by 2.0 percentage points – an increase unprecedented in post-war U.S. economic history. Recessions typically see very slow or even negative growth in labor force participation. A likely factor…