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Droits à la retraite et mortalité différentielle


  • Antoine Bommier
  • Thierry Magnac
  • Benoît Rapoport
  • Muriel Roger


We estimate, using French administrative data from the “Échantillon Interrégimes des Retraités” (all-regime pensioner sample), the differential mortality between 1997 and 2001 of the generationsbornbetween1906and 1930 according to thesize ofretirement pension. Differential mortality is significant for men but not for women. Inthe sample, a doubling of income leads to a decrease in the instantaneous mortality rate of around 10% for men. Anillustrative calculation shows that while differential mortality does not call into question from an income standpoint the redistributive character of the French pension system, it nevertheless seems to have a significant impact on its amplitude.

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  • Antoine Bommier & Thierry Magnac & Benoît Rapoport & Muriel Roger, 2005. "Droits à la retraite et mortalité différentielle," Economie & Prévision, La Documentation Française, vol. 168(2), pages 1-16.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:ecoldc:ecop_168_0001

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    1. Ben Halima, Mohamed Ali & Rococo, Emeline, 2014. "Wage differences according to health status in France," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 120(C), pages 260-268.
    2. Helmuth Cremer & Philippe Donder, 2016. "Life Expectancy Heterogeneity and the Political Support for Collective Annuities," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 118(3), pages 594-615, July.


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