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Retraite par répartition et âge de la retraite

  • Philippe Michel
  • Pierre Pestieau

[eng] In this paper, we explain why the old manage to obtain favourable pension policies whereas they belong to a minority in the population. The argument relies on the multidimensional nature of the political process. Indeed, we consider a two-dimensional collective choice problem. The first of these choices is the level of the contribution rate to the Pay-As-You-Go pension system. The second is a non economic decision, unrelated to the pension system. Using a political agency model, we show that, as soon as the retirees are sufficiently numerous, the equilibrium tax rate may be higher than the tax rate preferred by the young, who yet constitute a majority in the population. [fre] Cet article explique pourquoi les travailleurs cessent toute activité de plus en plus tôt alors qu'au travers du système de retraite par répartition la société s'endette de plus en plus. Pour ce faire, nous adoptons un modèle à générations imbriquées avec production et participation endogène au marché du travail pendant la seconde période de vie. Nous montrons que cette participation décroît si la retraite par répartition augmente. Nous montrons aussi qu'en cas de sous-accumulation, imposer une retraite précoce peut être socialement souhaitable.

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Volume (Year): 51 (2000)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 15-30

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Handle: RePEc:prs:reveco:reco_0035-2764_2000_hos_51_1_410478
Note: DOI:10.3406/reco.2000.410478
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