Biagi F., Cavapozzi D., Miniaci R., (2007). Technology, Skills and Retirement, “Marco Fanno” Working paper N.42, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche “Marco Fanno”.
In our work we study the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills and their utilization in the retirement decision. We provide empirical evidence based on Italian panel data in favour of the hypothesis that – ceteris paribus – better educated male employees with ICT know-how retire later. Such effect is stronger the longer the time horizon considered, and its magnitude is remarkably larger than the one observed in US and Germany in previous studies. We also document that ICT do not play a crucial role in the retirement decision of women. Our results are robust to the estimation strategy adopted.