Demog C175 PS 6 - Problem Set 6 Demog/Econ 175 April 23,...

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Problem Set 6 Demog/Econ 175 April 23, 2009 Due: May 5, 2009 by 2:10 p.m. 1. Questions about this problem set Please post your questions on bSpace forums: go to ”Forums” -> ”Problem sets” -> ”Problem set 6”. Click on ”Post new thread” to write your question, together with the ”title” of the question. Once you are done writing your message, click on ”Post Message”. If you see someone asking a question that you have encountered and solved, then feel free to post a response. However, please do not give out answers to the problem set on the forum. If you encounter any problem, please send an email with your question to 175gsi2009@gmail.com . 2. Reading Comprehension In their article, Social Security and Declining Labor Force Participation: Here and Abroad (1998), Gruber and Wise claim that the decline of labor force participation among older people is “perhaps the most dramatic feature of labor-force change over the past several decades”. Discuss the trends over time they present for men across countries. 2.1 According to the authors, why is the early retirement age more important than the “normal” retirement age in determining labor force participation?
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Demog C175 PS 6 - Problem Set 6 Demog/Econ 175 April 23,...

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