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Do the French want to retire early to take care of their grandchildren?


THE VERIFICATION - France has more grandparents and grandchildren than Germany. Is this a justification for seniors to prioritize their family life, as labor economist Philippe Askenazy suggests?

In the frequent arguments to maintain the retirement age at 62, this testifies, to say the least, to an acute sense of family: grandparents must be able to take care of their offspring for the good of all.

The French have more grandchildren than the Germans.

And what's more, they have them younger

, ”explained last week in a France Culture program the economist Philippe Askenazy, research director at the CNRS and recognized specialist in employment and work.

Under these conditions, isn't it legitimate to leave one's professional activity earlier?

Family, I love you !

Undoubtedly Germany, which decided in 2012 to raise the legal retirement age in stages from 65 to 67 in 2029, is suffering from a declining demography.

Our neighbour, still the most populous country in Europe with its 84.3 million inhabitants, again recorded more deaths (1.06 million) than births (740,000) in 2022. If the population…

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Source: lefigaro

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