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NBER Working Papers and Publications
|September 2012||Disability and Social Security Reforms: The French Case|
with Luc Behaghel, Didier Blanchet, Muriel Roger
in Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms, David A. Wise, editor
|May 2011||Disability and Social Security Reforms: The French Case|
with Luc Behaghel, Didier Blanchet, Muriel Roger: w17055
The French pattern of early transitions out of employment is basically explained by the low age at "normal" retirement and by the importance of transitions through unemployment insurance and early-retirement schemes before access to normal retirement. These routes have exempted French workers from massively relying on disability motives for early exits, contrarily to the situation that prevails in some other countries where normal ages are high, unemployment benefits low and early-retirement schemes almost non-existent. Yet the role of disability remains interesting to examine in the French case, at least for prospective reasons in a context of decreasing generosity of other programs.
The study of the past reforms of the pension system underlines that disability routes have often acted as...