The Effect of a Delayed Retirement Policy on Female Labor Supply: Evidence from the Entire Dutch Population

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Alice Zulkarnain

Boston College - Center for Retirement Research

Mauro Mastrogiacomo

De Nederlansdche Bank (DNB); Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, School of Business and Economics

Date Written: August 1, 2017

Abstract

This paper studies the effect of a delayed retirement policy on female labor supply in the Netherlands. The policy which offers a tax credit for each year of work beyond the age of 62 was introduced in 2009. Using a Difference-in-Differences framework, this study finds that eligibility for the bonus increased labor force participation by 1.3 to 2.5 percentage points. The paper also investigates whether female labor supply is responsive to the size of the bonus at both the intensive and extensive margin. We only find evidence for a response among women with high wage potential.

Keywords: Retirement Policy, Labor Supply

JEL Classification: J14, J22, J26

Suggested Citation

Zulkarnain, Alice and Mastrogiacomo, Mauro, The Effect of a Delayed Retirement Policy on Female Labor Supply: Evidence from the Entire Dutch Population (August 1, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3172286 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3172286

Alice Zulkarnain (Contact Author)

Boston College - Center for Retirement Research

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Mauro Mastrogiacomo

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