Communication à un séminaire :
(Stockholm School of Business), « Career Length:Effects of Curvature of Earnings Profiles, Earnings Shocks, Taxes, and Social Security »
, Political Economy Seminar
, TSE, Toulouse, 6 juin 2011, 17:00-18:30, salle Amphi S.
The same high labor supply elasticity that characterizes a representative family model with indivisible labor and employment lotteries can also emerge without lotteries when self-insuring individuals choose career lengths. Off corners, the more elastic the earnings profile is to accumulated working time, the longer is a worker’s career. Negative (positive) unanticipated earnings shocks reduce (increase) the career length of a worker holding positive assets at the time of the shock, while the effects are the opposite for a worker with negative assets. By inducing a worker to retire at an official retirement age, government provided social security can attenuate responses of career lengths to earnings profile slopes, earnings shocks, and taxes.