Publications

December 20, 2018

Arbeidsparticipatie

Ouderen zijn in de afgelopen twintig jaar spectaculair meer gaan werken. Dit geldt voor alle opleidingsniveaus, ongeacht migratieachtergrond en huishoudsamenstelling. Vooral in de leeftijdscategorie van 60 tot 65 jaar...

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April 25, 2018

Structurele effecten GroenLinks-variant werkgeverslasten

Op verzoek van de Tweede Kamerfractie van GroenLinks zijn de structurele werkgelegenheidseffecten berekend van een variant waarbij de werkgeverslasten verschuiven van lagere inkomens naar hogere inkomens en wordt...

February 15, 2018

Eenverdieners onder druk

De belastingdruk voor eenverdieners is in het afgelopen decennium sterk opgelopen en zal in de toekomst nog verder toenemen, terwijl die voor tweeverdieners is gedaald. De belastingdruk voor eenverdieners wordt in de...

February 15, 2018

De belastingdruk van een- en tweeverdieners vanaf 2005

De belastingdruk voor eenverdieners is in het afgelopen decennium sterk opgelopen en zal in de toekomst nog verder toenemen, terwijl die voor tweeverdieners is gedaald. De belastingdruk voor eenverdieners wordt in de...

February 15, 2018

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.

November 22, 2017

Cheaper and More Haircuts After VAT Cut? Evidence From the Netherlands

We study the effect of the reduction in the VAT rate on services by hairdressers from 17.5 to 6 percent in the Netherlands in January 2000.

October 11, 2017

Preventing NEETs During the Great Recession: The Effects of a Mandatory Activation Program for Young Welfare Recipients

We study the impact of a mandatory activation program for young welfare recipients in the Netherlands. Introduced at the end of 2009, the goal of the program was to prevent so-called NEETs (individuals not in employment, education or training).

September 27, 2017

Optimal Income Support for Lone Parents in the Netherlands: Are We There Yet?

The Netherlands witnessed major reforms in income support for lone parents over the past decade. The goals of these reforms were to improve the financial incentives to work and to simplify the system. We consider whether the new system can be considered (closer to) `optimal'.

June 13, 2017

Using Tax Deductions to Promote Lifelong Learning: Real and Shifting Responses

Policymakers are concerned about potential underinvestment in lifelong learning. In this paper we study to what extent a tax deduction helps to stimulate post-initial training.

October 26, 2016

The elasticity of taxable income in the Netherlands

We study the elasticity of taxable labour income in the Netherlands. We use a large and rich data set, including both financial and demographic variables,for the period 1999-2005.