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Peut-on expliquer le faible taux d'emploi des seniors en France ?

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  • Samia Benallah
  • Cindy Duc
  • François Legendre

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The particularly low employment rate of French older workers could be explained by a « distance to retirement » effect. In fact, employers and employees? investment in the work relation would be not profitable when employees are near to retirement. In their empirical study, Hairault and al. (2006) demonstrate the probability of being employed is linked to the « distance to retirement ». In our paper, we show that this « distance to retirement » effect can be interpreted as a « distance to entry » effect ? in other words, the negative impact of the career length on the probability of being employed. Thus, it seems difficult to identify the respective contributions of the « distance to entry » and the « distance to retirement » to the low employment rate of French older workers using only data from the French Labour Force Survey. JEL classification: J20, J26, J62.

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  • Samia Benallah & Cindy Duc & François Legendre, 2008. "Peut-on expliquer le faible taux d'emploi des seniors en France ?," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 0(2), pages 19-54.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:reofsp:reof_105_0019
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    1. Jean-Olivier Hairault & François Langot & Thepthida Sopraseuth, 2009. "Le faible taux d'emploi des seniors. Distance à l'entrée dans la vie active ou distance à la retraite ?," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 0(2), pages 63-84.
    2. Sandrine Levasseur, 2008. "Progrès technologique et employabilité des seniors," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 0(3), pages 155-184.
    3. Nathalie Greenan & Pierre-Jean Messe, 2014. "Transmission of vocational skills at the end of career: horizon effect and technological or organisational change," Working Papers halshs-01143496, HAL.
    4. repec:spo:wpecon:info:hdl:2441/6144 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    older workers employment; distance to retirement;

    JEL classification:

    • J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General
    • J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies
    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion

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