Social Security Programs and Employment at Older Ages in the Netherlands

29 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2018 Last revised: 30 Jun 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: November 2018

Abstract

There have been a vast number of social security reforms aimed at increasing employment at older ages over the last two decades in the Netherlands. These reforms mainly lead to more stringent eligibility criteria for, and reduced generosity of, social security programs. Our empirical evidence suggests that these reforms are likely to have contributed to individuals working longer, but it is difficult to pinpoint which reforms have been most effective. Furthermore, we show that the recent increase in the state pension eligibility age is likely to further increase employment at older ages.

Suggested Citation

de Vos, Klaas and Kapteyn, Arie and Kalwij, Adriaan, Social Security Programs and Employment at Older Ages in the Netherlands (November 2018). NBER Working Paper No. w25250, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3282950

Klaas De Vos (Contact Author)

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Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER) ( email )

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Netherlands

Arie Kapteyn

Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research - University of Southern California ( email )

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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Adriaan Kalwij

Utrecht University ( email )

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Utrecht, 3512 BL
Netherlands

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