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Le double dividende des politiques incitatives à l'allongement de la durée de vie active


  • Jean-Olivier Hairault
  • François Langot
  • Thepthida Sopraseuth


We extend McCall’s [1970] job search model by explicitly integrating life-cycle features and retirement decisions. Using simulations, we show that the effective tax on continued activity caused by the French social security system in conjunction with the generosity of unemploymentn benefits for older workers helps explain the low rate of employment just before the early retirement age. Decreasing this tax, thus bringing it closer to the actuarially-fair scheme not only extends the retirement age, but also encourages a more intensive job-search by older unemployed individuals. Classification JEL : H31, H55, J26

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  • Jean-Olivier Hairault & François Langot & Thepthida Sopraseuth, 2006. "Le double dividende des politiques incitatives à l'allongement de la durée de vie active," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 57(3), pages 449-460.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_573_0449

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    1. Jean-Olivier Hairault & François Langot & Thepthida Sopraseuth, 2004. "Retraite choisie et réduction des déficits," Revue Française d'Économie, Programme National Persée, vol. 18(3), pages 75-136.
    2. Didier Blanchet & Louis-Paul Pele, 1999. "Social Security and Retirement in France," NBER Chapters,in: Social Security and Retirement around the World, pages 101-133 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. Ljungqvist, Lars & Sargent, Thomas J, 2002. "The European Employment Experience," CEPR Discussion Papers 3543, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    1. Hairault, Jean-Olivier & Langot, François & Sopraseuth, Thepthida, 2005. "Les effets à rebours de l'âge de la retraite sur le taux d'emploi des seniors," CEPREMAP Working Papers (Docweb) 0513, CEPREMAP.

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    • H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household
    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies


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