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February 2003Micro-Simulation of Social Security Reforms in Belgium
with Raphael Desmet, Alain Jousten, Sergio Perelman: w9494
The present paper analyzes the budgetary impact of various Social Security reforms in the Belgian institutional setting. Our approach relies on parameters that were derived in Dellis et alii (2002) using a micro-modeling strategy. focusing our attention on a hypothetical age cohort, we illustrate the budgetary impact that the reforms considered might have on the budget of the federal government.

Published: Microsimulation of Social Security Reforms in Belgium, Raphael Desmet, Alain Jousten, Sergio Perelman, Pierre Pestieau. in Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Fiscal Implications of Reform, Gruber and Wise. 2007

September 1997Social Security and Retirement in Belgium
with Jean-Philippe Stijns: w6169
Belgium like many other industrialized countries is facing serious problems in financing its social security. Whereas the effects of aging are still to come, Belgium currently experiences one of the lowest attachments to the labor force of older persons. This paper presents the key features of the Belgian social security system and focuses on labor force participation and benefit receipt. Most of the attention is given to the interaction between retirement behavior and the various social security schemes. By measuring the implicit tax/subsidy rate on work after 55 through these schemes, we can so explain the actual pattern of early and normal retirement of Belgian older workers.

Published: Social Security and Retirement in Belgium, Pierre Pestieau, Jean-Philippe Stijns. in Social Security and Retirement around the World, Gruber and Wise. 1999

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