Disability Insurance and Labor Market Exit Routes of Older Workers in the Netherlands

35 Pages Posted: 16 May 2011 Last revised: 7 Aug 2021

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Klaas de Vos

CentERdata; Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER)

Arie Kapteyn

Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research - University of Southern California; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Adriaan Kalwij

Utrecht University

Date Written: May 2011

Abstract

This paper presents information on labor market participation of the elderly, mortality and health, pathways to retirement and rates of participation in various earnings replacing programs in the Netherlands. It presents an overview of reforms to Disability Insurance (DI) and other income maintenance and early retirement programs over the past few decades, and examines to what extent these reforms have affected labor market exit routes of older workers. The overall picture that emerges is that DI receipt appears unrelated to the general health of the population and that over the last two decades relatively fewer older workers exit the labor market through DI. This reduction may, arguably, in part be attributed to stricter DI eligibility rules.

Suggested Citation

de Vos, Klaas and Kapteyn, Arie and Kalwij, Adriaan, Disability Insurance and Labor Market Exit Routes of Older Workers in the Netherlands (May 2011). NBER Working Paper No. w17053, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1841289

Klaas De Vos (Contact Author)

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Arie Kapteyn

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Adriaan Kalwij

Utrecht University ( email )

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