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Life-Cycle Models: Lifetime Earnings and the Timing of Retirement
by John P. Laitner and Daniel Silverman
WP 2007-165
  • This paper uses HRS panel data to test how earnings affect male retirement ages.
  • Higher earnings do lead to somewhat earlier retirement.
  • The implication is that the downward trend in male retirement ages will utlimately return.