Richard Rogerson, Retirement, Home Production and Labor Supply Elasticities

We used to work to we dropped

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@BernieSanders @GrantRobertson1 why does anyone bother to work in #Denmark?

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Distribution of the male American, British and German number of working hours

Few men work part-time. Many that do are teenagers. Two-thirds of male workers in America, Britain and Germany work at least 40 hours a week and another quarter worked 35 to 40 hours a week except in the USA. A surprising number of Americans, 11%, worked 20 to 29 hours. If they work that 30th hour, the employer must provide them with health insurance under Obamacare.

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Source: OECD Family Database.

Employment patterns of couples differential with families differ greatly across the OECD

The impact of parental employment on child poverty in couple families, Anglo-Saxon countries

Figure 1: child poverty rates in couple families by employment status, Anglo-Saxon countries, 2010

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Source: OECD Family Database; Poverty thresholds are set at 50% of the median income of the entire population.

Bankrupt Greece spends 17.5% of its GDP on pensions

A country that spends nearly a fifth of its GDP on old-age pensions with surprisingly few people over the age of 55 working should not be surprised when it finds itself in financial difficulty.

Male labour force participation has been in a long-term decline

The age composition of the US labour force

The three S’s in family policy

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