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February 2016Work Capacity at Older Ages in the Netherlands
with Arie Kapteyn, Klaas de Vos: w21976
Over the last two decades policy reforms in the Netherlands have increased work incentives, resulting in rising employment rates at older ages. Over the same period health of the population has increased as well. A natural question is how much people could work taking into account their health status. As the other chapters in this volume, we use two approaches to answering this question. The first approach takes the relation between mortality and employment in 1981 as a base and then estimates what employment rates could be in 2010 if the relation between mortality and employment were the same in 1981 and 2010. The estimated additional work capacity based on this approach is about 50 percentage points for males at age 65. A second approach estimates the relation between health and employm...

Forthcoming: Work Capacity at Older Ages in the Netherlands, Adriaan Kalwij, Arie Kapteyn, Klaas de Vos. in Social Security Programs and Retirement Around the World: The Capacity to Work at Older Ages, Wise. 2016

May 2011Disability Insurance and Labor Market Exit Routes of Older Workers in The Netherlands
with Klaas de Vos, Arie Kapteyn: w17053
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.

Published: Disability Insurance and Labor Market Exit Routes of Older Workers in the Netherlands, Klaas de Vos, Arie Kapteyn, Adriaan Kalwij. in Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms, Wise. 2012

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