Judit Vall Castello: Business Cycle Effects on Labour Force Transitions for Older People in Spain
Andrea Schmidt
Asghar Zaidi

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Tuesday, 1 February 2011, 16:00
Seminar Room at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Berggasse 17, 1090 Vienna

Andrea Schmidt or Asghar Zaidi

Judit Vall Castello, Robert Solow Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Research in Economics and Health, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain)

Highlights of the Seminar:
Keeping older workers actively involved in the labour market has become an increasingly important concern for individuals and policy-makers in the context of ageing societies in the developed world. This presentation discusses how variations in the business cycle – i.e. the growth and employability performance of different economic sectors and regions in Spain – influence the timing and type of the exit route out of the labour force, considering e.g. unemployment, disability and inactivity. Data used refer to observed exits from employment for people aged 45-59 years in the context of the Spanish labor market between 1981 and 2006. It is found that both business cycle conditions and a number of special schemes included in the unemployment and disability legislation affect the exit timing and also the choice of the route out of the labour market.

The presentation is based on a paper by Judit Vall Castello and Sergi Jiménez.

International seminar series:
The seminar was part of the series of International Seminars that are organised by the European Centre. More information about our other International Seminars

Background paper
pdf, 453 KB, 2011-01-17

pdf, 1282 KB, 2011-02-07