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Occupational inequalities in health expectancies in France in the early 2000s: Unequal chances of reaching and living retirement in good health

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  • Emmanuelle Cambois

    (Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED))

  • Caroline Laborde

    (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM))

  • Isabelle Romieu

    (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM))

  • Jean-Marie Robine

    (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM))

Abstract

Increasing life expectancy (LE) raises expectations for social participation at later ages. We computed health expectancies (HE) to assess the (un)equal chances of social/work participation after age 50 in the context of France in 2003. We considered five HEs, covering various health situations which can jeopardize participation, and focused on both older ages and the pre-retirement period. HEs reveal large inequalities for both sexes in the chances of remaining healthy after retirement, and also of reaching retirement age in good health and without disability, especially in low-qualified occupations. These results challenge the policy expectation of an overall increase in social participation at later ages.

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  • Emmanuelle Cambois & Caroline Laborde & Isabelle Romieu & Jean-Marie Robine, 2011. "Occupational inequalities in health expectancies in France in the early 2000s: Unequal chances of reaching and living retirement in good health," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 25(12), pages 407-436, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:dem:demres:v:25:y:2011:i:12
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    1. Pierre Pestieau & Maria Racionero, 2016. "Harsh occupations, health status and social security," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 117(3), pages 239-257, April.
    2. Pestieau, Pierre & Racionero, Maria, 2016. "Harsh occupations, life expectancy and social security," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 58(C), pages 194-202.
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    Keywords

    disability; France; health expectancies; occupational differentials; older working ages; social inequality;

    JEL classification:

    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
    • Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General

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