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Le concept de "métiers lourds" dans la législation de pensions de certains pays européens
Het concept "zware beroepen" in de pensioenwetgeving van enkele Europese landen [ OPREP201603 - ]

At the request of the steering committee of the Pension knowledge centre, an overview is provided of how strenuous work is taken into account in the pension legislation of some EU countries. There is no uniform approach to the concept of strenuous work in the different countries under investigation. Two major trends can be identified: a list of strenuous occupations in the older legislations and a list of objective criteria in the most recent legislations. In some cases, these criteria include also criteria of mental strain. With a few exceptions, all systems examined only apply to private sector workers.


Yves Brys (A)
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