Retirement behaviour of Dutch elderly households

Mauro Mastrogiacomo, Rob Alessie, Maarten Lindeboom

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Abstract

We specify and estimate retirement models for singles and married couples and estimate these on data from the Dutch Socio-Economic Panel. We perform some simulations and find strong effects of retirement options in determining the retirement behaviour within different household types. Model estimates are used to simulate the effect of relevant retirement policies across subgroups. We find that the disadvantageous treatment of the old age pension in the Netherlands for married households with two earners has unintended perverse effects on the labour market behaviour of couples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)777-793
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Applied Econometrics
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes

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