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Partons-nous à la retraite trop tôt ?

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  • Pierre Pestieau
  • Jean-Marie Lozachmeur

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[fre] Are we retiring early?. . It is often argued that implicit taxation on continued activity of elderly workers is responsible for the widely observed trend towards early revirement. In a first best world, it is certainly possible to eliminate this taxation and have a social security scheme that is redistributive and efficient at the same time. This paper shows that in a second best world, the optimal policy implies an inducement to retire early. We considera model where the social objective is utilitarian and where individuals differ both in unobservable productivity and health status. [eng] Are we retiring early?. . It is often argued that implicit taxation on continued activity of elderly workers is responsible for the widely observed trend towards early revirement. In a first best world, it is certainly possible to eliminate this taxation and have a social security scheme that is redistributive and efficient at the same time. This paper shows that in a second best world, the optimal policy implies an inducement to retire early. We considera model where the social objective is utilitarian and where individuals differ both in unobservable productivity and health status.

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  • Pierre Pestieau & Jean-Marie Lozachmeur, 2002. "Partons-nous à la retraite trop tôt ?," Revue Économique, Programme National Persée, vol. 53(4), pages 825-838.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:reveco:reco_0035-2764_2002_num_53_4_410447
    Note: DOI:10.3406/reco.2002.410447
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    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions

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