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Disability in Belgium: There is More than Meets the Eye

Alain Jousten (), Mathieu Lefebvre () and Sergio Perelman ()

No 17114, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: 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.

JEL-codes: H55 J14 J21 J26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-06
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Published as Disability in Belgium: There Is More Than Meets the Eye , Alain Jousten, Mathieu Lefebvre, Sergio Perelman. in Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms , Wise. 2012

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