Older Men's Labor Force Participation in Belgium

19 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2016

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Alain Jousten

University of Liege; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Netspar; International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Mathieu Lefebvre

University of Strasbourg

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Date Written: June 30, 2016


We provide an overview of the institutional framework in Belgium that is of relevance for labor market participation and retirement decision at older ages. We then describe key labor market indicators using data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) over the period 1983‐2013 and also present trends in participation in (early‐) retirement routes. Next, we explore how the types of jobs in the country have changed over time, both in terms of their “quality” and the “quantity” of work involved.

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Jousten, Alain and Lefebvre, Mathieu, Older Men's Labor Force Participation in Belgium (June 30, 2016). Netspar Discussion Paper No. 06/2016-031, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2836429 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2836429

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