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Shattered Dreams: The Effects of Changing the Pension System Late in the Game


Andries De Grip


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Maarten Lindeboom


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Raymond Michel Montizaan


Maastricht University - Department of Accounting and Information Management

March 2012

The Economic Journal, Vol. 122, Issue 559, pp. 1-25, 2012

Abstract:     
This article assesses the impact of a dramatic reform of the Dutch pension system on the mental health of workers nearing retirement age. The reform means that public sector workers born on 1 January 1950 or later face a substantial reduction in their pension rights while, for workers born before 1950 nothing changes. We employ a unique‐matched survey and administrative dataset comprising male public sector workers born in 1949 and 1950 and find a strong deterioration in mental health for workers affected by the reform. These effects are stronger for married workers whose partner has no pension income.

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Date posted: March 6, 2012  

Suggested Citation

Grip, Andries De and Lindeboom, Maarten and Montizaan, Raymond Michel, Shattered Dreams: The Effects of Changing the Pension System Late in the Game (March 2012). The Economic Journal, Vol. 122, Issue 559, pp. 1-25, 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2016725 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0297.2011.02486.x

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Andries De Grip (Contact Author)
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Maarten Lindeboom
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam ( email )
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands
+31 20 444 6033 (Phone)
+31 20 444 6020 (Fax)
Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam
Gustav Mahlerplein 117
Amsterdam, 1082 MS
Netherlands
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany
Raymond Michel Montizaan
Maastricht University - Department of Accounting and Information Management ( email )
Netherlands
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