Essays on labor force participation, aging, income and health

This thesis collects five studies that are related to population aging. Population aging is a predictable trend. However, unfortunately there are no standard recipes that describe how our society should deal with the social and economic consequences of aging. These five studies aim to contribute to the understanding of aging related issues.

The Trend in Female Labor Force Participation: What can be Expected for the Future
Pathways to Retirement and Cause-Specific Mortality Risks in the Netherlands
The Effects of Cooperation; A Structural Model of Siblings’ Caregiving Interactions
Changes in the Income Distribution of the Dutch Elderly between 1989 and 2020: A Dynamic Microsimulation
The Association between Individual Income and Remaining Life Expectancy at the Age of 65 in the Netherlands

Netspar, Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement, is a thinktank and knowledge network. Netspar is dedicated to promoting a wider understanding of the economic and social implications of pensions, aging and retirement in the Netherlands and Europe.

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