When They're Sixty-Four: Peer Effects and the Timing of Retirement

Kristine Brown, Ron Laschever

NBER Retirement Research Center Paper No. NB 09-17
Issued in September 2009

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We thank Rich Akresh, Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, Jane Leber Herr, Salar Jahedi, Darren Lubotsky, Deborah Rupp, and seminar participants at the 2008 Southern Economic Association Meetings, 2010 ASSA Meetings, University of Arkansas, University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for discussions and comments. Joon Yeol Lew provided excellent research assistance. This research was supported by the U.S. Social Security Administration through grant #10-M-98363-1-01 to the National Bureau of Economic Research as part of the SSA Retirement Research Consortium. The ndings and conclusions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not represent the views of SSA, any agency of the Federal Government, or the NBER. All errors are our own.

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