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Social Security in Belgium: Distributive Outcomes

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  • Jousten, Alain

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    (University of Liège)

  • Lefèbvre, Mathieu

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    (CREPP, Université de Liège)

  • Perelman, Sergio

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    (CREPP, Université de Liège)

  • Pestieau, Pierre

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    (CREPP, Université de Liège)

Abstract

The paper analyzes the link between old-age income programs and economic outcomes in Belgium. We use a simulation methodology to construct an average pension generosity variable. Our regression analysis explores the link with distributional outcomes in income, consumption and more subjective indicators. Results document the weak link between average generosity and distributional outcomes across a heterogeneous population.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 1486.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2005
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Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp1486

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Keywords: social security; inequality; pensions; elderly;

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  1. Arnaud Dellis & Raphaël Desmet & Alain Jousten & Sergio Perelman, 2004. "Micro-Modeling of Retirement in Belgium," NBER Chapters, in: Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Micro-Estimation, pages 41-98 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  1. Alain Jousten & Mathieu Lefèbvre & Sergio Perelman & Pierre Pestieau, 2010. "The Effects of Early Retirement on Youth Unemployment: The Case of Belgium," NBER Chapters, in: Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: The Relationship to Youth Employment, pages 47-76 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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