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Eve Caroli

PSL, University Paris Dauphine, LEDa-LEGOS,
Paris School of Economics and IZA
Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
75775 Paris Cedex 16 France

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Institutional Affiliation: PSL, University Paris Dauphine

NBER Working Papers and Publications

May 2017Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages in France
with Didier Blanchet, Corinne Prost, Muriel Roger
in Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: The Capacity to Work at Older Ages, David A. Wise, editor
France stands out as a country with a low labor force attachment of older workers. A reversal in the trend of French labor participation rates over 50 is under way, partly due to the pension reforms that took place since 1993. The French ageing process is driven by large gains in life expectancy and Pension reforms allocate part of these gains to work rather than to retirement. The implicit assumptions guiding the reforms have been that additional years of life are years with a health status that can be considered reasonably compatible with work. If this is not the case, the idea of sharing these additional years of life between work and retirement is questionable. Considering mortality and health status, we question the fact that the reforms may have gone too far in increasing the retire...
February 2016Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages in France
with Didier Blanchet, Corinne Prost, Muriel Roger: w22024
France stands out as a country with a low labor force attachment of older workers. A reversal in the trend of French labor participation rates over 50 is under way, partly due to the pension reforms that took place since 1993. The French ageing process is driven by large gains in life expectancy and Pension reforms allocate part of these gains to work rather than to retirement. The implicit assumptions guiding the reforms have been that additional years of life are years with a health status that can be considered reasonably compatible with work. If this is not the case, the idea of sharing these additional years of life between work and retirement is questionable. Considering mortality and health status, we question the fact that the reforms may have gone too far in increasing the retir...
 
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