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Older Men's Labor Force Participation in Belgium

Alain Jousten, Mathieu Lefebvre

NBER Working Paper No. 24669
Issued in May 2018
NBER Program(s):Aging

The paper studies the labor market participation of older workers in Belgium over the last 3 decades. It outlines the changes to the institutional framework of relevance for labor market participation and employment. Drawing on data from the European Union Labour Force Survey (LFS) over the period 1983-2013, we provide evidence of the trends in participation in (early-) retirement routes. We also explore how the jobs occupied by older workers have changed over time, both in terms of their “quality” and the “quantity” of work involved. Part-time work is found to become more common, though with different attributes for men and women.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w24669

Forthcoming: Older Men’s Labor Force Participation in Belgium, Alain Jousten, Mathieu Lefebvre. in Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Working Longer, Coile, Milligan, and Wise. 2019

 
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