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La retraite anticipée des salariés en Belgique


  • Mathieu Lefèbvre
  • Kristian Orsini
  • Alexis Paszukiewicz


This paper proposes an analysis of early retirement for private sector workers in Belgium. On the contrary of early studies in this field (Pestieau and Stijns [1999] and Dellis et al. [2004]), our study is based on a structural model of labour supply. This has the advantage of allowing us to test potential policy reforms aiming at increasing the participation of older workers. Our results show that preferences for leisure at older ages are high and that the incentives towards early retirement are important. Particularly, nearly free access to a variety of early retirement schemes at younger ages constitute a brake to continued activity. Classification JEL : C15, C51, D91, J26, E17.

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  • Mathieu Lefèbvre & Kristian Orsini & Alexis Paszukiewicz, 2009. "La retraite anticipée des salariés en Belgique," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 60(3), pages 777-785.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_603_0777

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    JEL classification:

    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making
    • J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies
    • E17 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications


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