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Title: The impact of a universal allowance for older persons on labor force participation: The case of Thailand
Authors: Paweenawat, S.W. 
Vechbanyongratana, J. 
Keywords: Labor force participation;Older workers;Pension;Thailand
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Scopus
University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
Source: S.W. Paweenawat, J. Vechbanyongratana (2015) The impact of a universal allowance for older persons on labor force participation: The case of Thailand. Population Review Vol.54 No.1, 53-68.
Abstract: This paper assesses the impact of the 2009 implementation of a universal Monthly Allowance for Older Persons on the labor force participation of older workers in Thailand.Using the Thai Household SocioEconomic survey, we evaluate the effect of the program implementation on labor force participation for older workers aged 61 to 75 years old over the years 2007 to 2011. We apply a standard probit regression to model the work decision and a propensityscore matching approach to address concernsregarding selfselection and endogeneity in the estimation. The expansion of the social pension for the elderly from a targeted to a universal program starting in 2009 has little impact on the overall labor force participation of older persons, but is associated with a decrease in labor force participation by 6 to 7 percent among elderly from lowincome households in areas outside the Bangkok metropolis.
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