Time to burn (calories)? The impact of retirement on physical activity among mature Americans.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_FEF1CA928B8E
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Time to burn (calories)? The impact of retirement on physical activity among mature Americans.
Périodique
Journal of Health Economics
Auteur(s)
Kämpfen F., Maurer J.
ISSN
1879-1646 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0167-6296
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
45
Pages
91-102
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Physical activity is crucial for maintaining and improving health, especially at advanced ages. While retirement increases the amount of time available for physical activity, there is only limited evidence regarding the causal effect of retirement on recommended levels of physical activity. Addressing this gap in the literature, we use data from the U.S. Health and Retirement Study to estimate the causal impact of retirement on meeting the federal government's 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Using official early and normal retirement ages as instruments for retirement, our causal IV analyses suggest significant positive effects of retirement on meeting the Guidelines. These effects are robust with regard to the treatment of unobserved individual-specific heterogeneity, the measurement of guideline compliance, the definition of retirement and respondents' health insurance status. We also show that the effects of retirement on physical activity are larger for persons with higher levels of education and wealth.
Mots-clé
Physical activity, Retirement, Instrument variable
Pubmed
Web of science
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05/04/2016 18:19
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 17:29
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