NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Role of Retiree Health Insurance in the Early Retirement of Public Sector Employees

John B. Shoven, Sita Slavov

NBER Working Paper No. 19563
Issued in October 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Bob Clark, Maria Fitzpatrick, Olivia Mitchell, Joseph Newhouse, Richard Zeckhauser, and participants at the NBER Conference on State and Local Health Plans for Active and Retired Public Employees for helpful comments; Alan Gustman and Nahid Tabatabai for providing assistance with the pension wealth data; and Brittany Pineros and Yong Yu for excellent research assistance. Our previous research on this topic was funded by Sloan Foundation and National Institute on Aging grants to the National Bureau of Economic Research. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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