Retirement behaviour of Dutch elderly households
Article first published online: 22 NOV 2004
Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Applied Econometrics
Special Issue: The Econometrics of Social Insurance
Volume 19, Issue 6, pages 777–793, 2004
How to Cite
Mastrogiacomo, M., Alessie, R. and Lindeboom, M. (2004), Retirement behaviour of Dutch elderly households. J. Appl. Econ., 19: 777–793. doi: 10.1002/jae.784
- Issue published online: 22 NOV 2004
- Article first published online: 22 NOV 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 5 SEP 2003
- Manuscript Received: 25 AUG 2003
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. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.