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e61 Lounge Session with Dr Todd Morris | Graying and staying on the job: The welfare implications of employment protection for older workers
29 November @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm AEDT
Time & Location
Wednesday 29 November 2023, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
e61 Institute, Level 3/17-21 Bellevue Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010 | Online
About the event
Dr Todd Morris will be presenting on Graying and staying on the job: The welfare implications of employment protection for older workers as part of e61 Institute’s Lounge Sessions.
Authors: Todd Morris, Benoit Dostie
We study the welfare implications of employment protection for older workers, exploiting recent bans on mandatory retirement across Canadian provinces. Using linked employer-employee tax data, we show that the bans cause large and similar reductions in job separation rates and retirement hazards at age 65, with further reductions at higher ages. The effects vary substantially across industries and firms, and around two-fifths of the adjustments occur between ban announcement and implementation dates. We find no evidence that the demand for older workers falls, but the welfare effects are mediated by spill overs on savings behaviour, workplace injuries, and spousal retirement timing.
About the presenter
Todd Morris is a Lecturer at the University of Queensland. He obtained his PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2020 and had research positions at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy from 2019 to 2021 and HEC Montréal from 2022 to 2023. His main research interests are in empirical public and labor economics. A unifying theme to his research is the causal evaluation of government policies, often related to retirement. His research uses high-quality administrative data and has been published in the Journal of Public Economics and the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.