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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

Cost-benefit analysis for flood risk management and water governance in the Netherlands: an overview of one century

The Netherlands is a global reference for flood risk management. This reputation is based on a mix of world-class civil engineering projects and innovative concepts of water governance. For more than a century, cost-benefit analysis has been an important tool for both flood risk management as well as water governance in the Netherlands. It has helped to select the most effective and efficient flood risk projects and to coordinate and reconcile the interests of various policy areas, levels of government and private stakeholders.

CPB Background Document | 22 August 2017

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CPB Background Document | 6 December 2016

18 pages | pdf document, 1.6 MB

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CPB Background Document | 17 November 2016

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