Skip to content

Journal Article

Time to cook: expenditure at retirement in Spain

Authors

Publication date

Jun 2013

Summary

Detailed panel expenditure data from Spain reveal little evidence of a retirement consumption puzzle in 1985–2004. There is a drop in food at home expenditure in the later years of the sample along with evidence of households paying lower prices for the food they purchase after retirement. However, our findings are consistent with a model that allows for home production as long as one accounts for the greater participation in housework by men after retirement coinciding with this latter period. Our work adds to the evidence from several countries and helps in reconciling the retirement consumption puzzle with life-cycle models.

Published in

Economic Journal

Volume and page numbers

123 , 764 -789

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0297.2012.02546.x

ISSN

16

Subjects

Older People, Pensions, Household Economics, and Life Course Analysis

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1597352~S5

Notes

Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to Univ. Essex registered users*

#521848


Research home

Research home

News

Latest findings, new research

Publications search

Search all research by subject and author

Podcasts

Researchers discuss their findings and what they mean for society

Projects

Background and context, methods and data, aims and outputs

Events

Conferences, seminars and workshops

Survey methodology

Specialist research, practice and study

Taking the long view

ISER's annual report

Themes

Key research themes and areas of interest