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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Childhood self-control and adult pension participation
Author(s): Egan, Mark
Delaney, Liam
Daly, Michael
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Keywords: Self-control
Cohort studies
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2017
Citation: Egan M, Delaney L & Daly M (2017) Childhood self-control and adult pension participation. Economics Letters, 161, pp. 102-104.
Abstract: Self-control problems have been proposed as a key reason for low pension saving rates, yet evidence of this link remains scarce. We test the association between childhood self-control and adult pension participation using data from 14,223 individuals from two nationally-representative British cohorts. We find that a 1 standard deviation increase in self-control predicts a 4–5 percentage point higher probability of having a pension. Mediation analysis shows that about 50–60 percent of this association is explained by the contribution of self-control to a range of factors (e.g. education, economic status, home-ownership) which are associated with pension uptake throughout adulthood.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.econlet.2017.09.025
Rights: This item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. Accepted refereed manuscript of: Lades L, Egan M, Delaney L & Daly M (2017) Childhood self-control and adult pension participation, Economics Letters, 161, pp. 102-104. DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2017.09.025 © 2017, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International

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