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Welfare state

Unemploymentbenefits, disability insurance, welfare, old age pensions, housing. The Netherlands is a welfare state. This welfare state requires constant maintenance, therfore it´s one of CPB´s main researchtopics.

The housing market is also a research topic for CPB. The government has a large influence on the housing market, with subsidies and tax benefits for home owners, tenants, developers and building cooperatives. CPB research in this area focuses on government policy and the functioning of the housing market.

Most recent publications

Optimal Taxation of Secondary Earners in the Netherlands: Has Equity Lost Ground?

The Netherlands witnessed major reforms in the taxation of (potential) secondary earners over the past decade. Using the inverse-optimal method of optimal taxation we recover the implicit social welfare weights of single- and dual-earner couples over time. The social welfare weights are grosso modo well-behaved before the reforms.

CPB Discussion Paper 375 | 15 February 2018

60 pages | pdf document, 3.6 MB

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