CPB World Trade Monitor April 2019

The CPB World Trade Monitor shows that the volume of world trade decreased 0.7% in April, having increased 0.8% in March (initial estimate: 0.5%).

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Labour market

CPB analyses employment and unemployment, and uses this information in its projections as well as for gaining a better understanding of the impact of policy on the Dutch labour market. Focal areas include the more flexible labour market, employment, the withdrawal of the elderly and the lower end of the labour market, as well as regional labour market differences. The labour market is related to many other research areas, such as its relationships with the housing market, social security and taxation.

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Income and wealth during the course of life

Do households diminish their wealth during retirement? The life-cycle model by Modigliani and Brumberg (1954) suggests they do, but the empirical evidence in the literature does not support this hypothesis.

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Forecast June 2019

The Dutch economic growth rate is slowing down due to the ill wind blowing from abroad. Export growth is declining. The waning growth in production has had remarkably little impact on the labour market, which remains...

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Income differences across migrant groups

On average, migrant children in the Netherlands end up lower in the income distribution compared to native children, even if their parents have equal incomes.

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SME bank financing, from a European perspective

Dutch SMEs are obtaining bank loans less often than SMEs elsewhere in the eurozone.

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Experimenting with dropout prevention policies

School dropout rates did not decrease significantly in three randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in Dutch vocational training colleges.