Disability in Belgium: There Is More Than Meets the Eye
In: Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms
The paper provides a perspective on the development of the Belgian disability insurance system. Using both survey and administrative data, it sketches a picture of the (changing) factors leading towards disability, as well as the outcomes in terms of program participation. The paper shows the key role of integrating other forms of early retirement programs into the analysis. The main findings are an unspectacular trend in the number of DI beneficiaries over time combined with a strong expansion of (early-) retirement schemes.
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- Cremer, Helmuth & Lozachmeur, Jean-Marie & Pestieau, Pierre, 2009.
"Use and misuse of unemployment benefits for early retirement,"
European Journal of Political Economy,
Elsevier, vol. 25(2), pages 174-185, June.
- Helmuth Cremer & Jean-Marie Lozachmeur & Pierre Pestieau, 2009. "Use and misuse of unemployment benefits for early retirement," Post-Print halshs-00754351, HAL.
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