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Le déficit de cycle de vie en France: une évaluation pour la période 1979-2011
[The lifecycle deficit for France: an evaluation for 1979-2011]


  • d'Albis, Hippolyte
  • Bonnet, Carole
  • Navaux, Julien
  • Pelletan, Jacques
  • Wolff, François charles


This article presents the age profiles of consumption and labor incomes computed for France following the methodology of the National Transfer Accounts. The life-cycle deficit, which is obtained by the difference between the consumption and income profiles, permits to measure the contribution of active age classes to the financing of the consumption of dependent age classes. Labor income and consumption profiles are decomposed at both the individual and the aggregate levels and their evolution between 1979 and 2011 are presented. International comparisons are also proposed.

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  • d'Albis, Hippolyte & Bonnet, Carole & Navaux, Julien & Pelletan, Jacques & Wolff, François charles, 2015. "Le déficit de cycle de vie en France: une évaluation pour la période 1979-2011
    [The lifecycle deficit for France: an evaluation for 1979-2011]
    ," MPRA Paper 65960, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:65960

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    National accounts; generations;

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