Disability in Belgium: There is More than Meets the Eye
University of Liege - Department of Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); Netspar; International Monetary Fund (IMF)
University of Liege - Research Center on Public and Population Economics
University of Liege - Department of Economics
September 1, 2010
Netspar Discussion Paper No. 09/2010-062
The paper provides a perspective on the development of the Belgian disability insurance system. Using both survey and administrative data, it sketches a picture of the (changing) factors leading towards disability, as well as the outcomes in terms of program participation. The paper shows the key role of integrating other forms of early retirement programs into the analysis. The main findings are an unspectacular trend in the number of DI beneficiaries over time combined with a strong expansion of (early-) retirement schemes.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 23
Keywords: pensions, social security, disability, handicapped, early retirement, unemployment, labor force participation
JEL Classification: H55, J21, J26, J14working papers series
Date posted: November 30, 2010
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