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See detailAlternative ways of financing social insurance in Latin America
Jousten, Alain ULg; Gillingham, Robert

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See detailRetirement incentives in Belgium
Jousten, Alain ULg

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See detailChapter 1: Bringing public finances to a sustainable path
Jousten, Alain ULg; Hoj, Jens; Kozluk, Tomasz

in OECD (Ed.) OECD Economics Surveys: Belgium (2011)

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See detailSocial policy Challenges in Belgium
Jousten, Alain ULg

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See detailPolitique fiscale en Belgique : Quelles perspectives?
Jousten, Alain ULg

in Traversa, Edoardo; Deckers, Vincent; Helleputte, Charles-Albert (Eds.) et al Les dialogues de la fiscalité – Anno 2010 (2010)

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See detailPolitique fiscale : quelles perspectives à moyen terme?
Jousten, Alain ULg

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See detailPolitique fiscale: Quelles perspectives?
Jousten, Alain ULg

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See detailThe effects of early retirement on youth unemployment: the case of Belgium
Jousten, Alain ULg; Lefebvre, Mathieu ULg; Pestieau, Pierre ULg et al

in Gruber, Jonathan; Wise, David (Eds.) Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: The Relationship to Youth Employment (2010)

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See detailDisability in Belgium: There is More than Meets the Eye
Jousten, Alain ULg; Perelman, Sergio ULg; Lefebvre, Mathieu ULg

Report (2010)

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 ... [more ▼]

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. [less ▲]

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See detailAddressing the Legacy Costs in Introducing NDC
Jousten, Alain ULg; Holzmann, Robert

Conference (2009, December)

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See detailFinancing social pensions
Jousten, Alain ULg

in Holzmann, Robert; Robalino, David; Takayama, Noriyuki (Eds.) Closing the coverage gap (2009)

The impact of social pensions on public finances is the focus of this chapter. In the next section, we position the topic of social pensions in the broader context of other social assistance and insurance ... [more ▼]

The impact of social pensions on public finances is the focus of this chapter. In the next section, we position the topic of social pensions in the broader context of other social assistance and insurance programs. The third section discusses the policy options that governments have with respect to the financing of such social pension programs. The final section summarizes the key conclusions. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Effects of Early Retirement on Youth Unemployment: The Case of Belgium
Jousten, Alain ULg

Conference (2008)

The paper studies the effect of the pension system on the unemployment of the young

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See detailPublic Pension Reform: A Primer
Jousten, Alain ULg

E-print/Working paper (2007)

The present paper reviews key issues in pension design and pension reform encountered all <br />across the world. The paper heavily refers to the recent U.S. Social Security reform debate in <br />general ... [more ▼]

The present paper reviews key issues in pension design and pension reform encountered all <br />across the world. The paper heavily refers to the recent U.S. Social Security reform debate in <br />general and to the Personal Retirement Accounts proposal in particular. A particular <br />emphasis is put on annuitization and risk-taking in the economy. Our discussion signals some <br />inadequacy of the proposed measures with respect to the goals of viability of the system and <br />individual financial security during retirement. [less ▲]

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See detailMicro-simulation of Social Security reforms in Belgium
Jousten, Alain ULg; Desmet, R.; Perelman, Sergio ULg et al

in Gruber, J.; Wise, D. (Eds.) Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Fiscal Implications of Reform (2007)

The present paper analyzes the budgetary impact of various Social Security reforms in the Belgian institutional setting. Our approach relies on parameters that were derived in Dellis et alii (2002) using ... [more ▼]

The present paper analyzes the budgetary impact of various Social Security reforms in the Belgian institutional setting. Our approach relies on parameters that were derived in Dellis et alii (2002) using a micro-modeling strategy. Focusing our attention on a hypothetical age cohort, we illustrate the budgetary impact that the reforms considered might have on the budget of the federal government. [less ▲]

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See detailSME and the tax system: What is so different about them
Jousten, Alain ULg

in CESIFO Forum (2007), 6

In most countries, tax policy is one prominent area where the legislator explicitly reserves a special treatment to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME). The present article discusses some key tax ... [more ▼]

In most countries, tax policy is one prominent area where the legislator explicitly reserves a special treatment to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME). The present article discusses some key tax policy issues relating to SME. [less ▲]

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See detailWhen to give? A note on the timing of gifts and bequests
Jousten, Alain ULg

in National Institute Economic Review (2006), 198

We generalise the standard joy-of-giving bequest motive by including inter-vivos gifts. Within a life-cycle framework, we analyse the implications of the choice of different discount factors for the ... [more ▼]

We generalise the standard joy-of-giving bequest motive by including inter-vivos gifts. Within a life-cycle framework, we analyse the implications of the choice of different discount factors for the utility of gifts and bequests. For a linear utility of giving, we characterise the gift and bequest pattern of a liquidity constrained individual over the life-cycle. We find that discounting at the interest rate is very convenient as the linear utility parameter can be interpreted as a summary measure for the strength of the motive of giving, net of all gift and bequest timing issues over the life-cycle. [less ▲]

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See detailAge- and sex-stratified prevalence of physical disabilities and handicap in the general population
Ethgen, Olivier ULg; GILLAIN, Daniel ULg; Gillet, Pierre ULg et al

in Osteoporosis International (2005, March), 16(Suppl.3), 25

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See detailLong-term care insurance and optimal taxation for altruistic children
Jousten, Alain ULg; Lipszyc, B.; Marchand, Maurice et al

in Finanzarchiv (2005), 61(1), 1-18

We model long-term care insurance in an optimal taxation framework. Every adult decides upon the amount and type of care he purchases for his dependent parent. We consider two alternatives: nursing-home ... [more ▼]

We model long-term care insurance in an optimal taxation framework. Every adult decides upon the amount and type of care he purchases for his dependent parent. We consider two alternatives: nursing-home care provided by the government, and home care paid by the child with some lump-sum subsidy by the government. The only source of information asymmetry is the government's inability to observe the degree of altruism of the adult child for his/her parent. Further tax collection entails some social costs. In such a second-best setting, we show that the quality of institutional care has to be kept relatively low and that compared to altruistic children, nonaltruistic ones enjoy a high level of consumption. [less ▲]

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See detailSocial Security in Belgium: Distributive Outcomes
Jousten, Alain ULg; Lefebvre, Mathieu ULg; Pestieau, Pierre ULg et al

Report (2005)

The paper analyzes the link between old-age income programs and economic outcomes in Belgium. We use a simulation methodology to construct an average pension generosity variable. Our regression analysis ... [more ▼]

The paper analyzes the link between old-age income programs and economic outcomes in Belgium. We use a simulation methodology to construct an average pension generosity variable. Our regression analysis explores the link with distributional outcomes in income, consumption and more subjective indicators. Results document the weak link between average generosity and distributional outcomes across a heterogeneous population. [less ▲]

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