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Career Interruptions: how do they impact pension rights?

  • Karine Briard

    (CNAV - CNAV - CNAV)

  • Cindy Duc

    (Chercheur Indépendant - Aucune)

  • Najat El Mekkaoui De Freitas

    (LEDa - Laboratoire d'Economie de Dauphine - Université Paris IX - Paris Dauphine)

  • Bérangère Legendre

    ()

    (IREGE - Institut de Recherche en Gestion et en Economie - Université de Savoie - Institut d'Administration des Entreprises (IAE) - Savoie Mont-Blanc)

  • Sabine Mage

    (LEDa - Laboratoire d'Economie de Dauphine - Université Paris IX - Paris Dauphine)

The aim of this article is to analyze the question of career interruptions and to evaluate their impact on pension retirement for French private sector workers. Using the last French survey on households' wealth (2003-2004), we first study the career setbacks for individuals born between 1938 and 1948. We highlight the new trends in professional paths. The risk of unemployment and job flexibility has sharply risen. As a consequence, some cohorts appear to be more exposed to career interruptions. Second, we determine how pension rights for French employees are affected by different career accidents. We consider unemployment, part-time employment and inactivity periods. Our results show how, by compensating for some career accidents, the French legislation allows individuals to receive, in some cases, the same level of pension that they would have received with a smooth professional path.

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Date of creation: 2011
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Publication status: Published, The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, 2011, 36, 3, 440-457
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