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Disability in Belgium: there is more than meets the eye

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

CREPP Working Papers from Centre de Recherche en Economie Publique et de la Population (CREPP) (Research Center on Public and Population Economics) HEC-Management School, University of Liège

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.

Date: 2010
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Chapter: Disability in Belgium: There Is More Than Meets the Eye (2012) Downloads
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