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Building Sustainable Legacies : The New Frontier Of Societal Value Co-Creation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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  • The Decentralization of Social Assistance and the Rise of Disability
           Insurance Enrolment
    • Authors: Gijs Roelofs; Daniel van Vuuren
      Pages: 1 - 21
      Abstract: Abstract Fiscal decentralization, the decentralization of government expenditures to local governments, may enhance public sector efficiency. Vertical externalities, i.e. spillovers between local and central government, could however undo part of this advantage. In this paper we estimate spillovers from Social Assistance (SA), administered by municipalities, towards central government’s Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) scheme in The Netherlands. The latter scheme saw rapidly rising enrolment rates after financial responsibility for Social Assistance was transferred from central to local government. We find that the correlation between local SSDI enrolment and the local stock of SA benefits recipients has increased significantly in the years after decentralization. We show that an increased caseload shifting from Social Assistance to Disability Insurance is the only plausible explanation for this change. Our analysis shows that, following the decentralization of Social Assistance, at least one third of the SSDI inflow was diverted from SA. This caseload shifting increased more rapidly in municipalities experiencing deficits on their SA budgets than in municipalities running a surplus.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10645-017-9289-4
      Issue No: Vol. 165, No. 1 (2017)
  • Do Incentives for Municipalities Reduce the Welfare Caseload? Evaluation
           of a Welfare Reform in the Netherlands
    • Authors: Lucy Kok; Caren Tempelman; Pierre Koning; Lennart Kroon; Caroline Berden
      Pages: 23 - 42
      Abstract: Abstract Since 2004, most municipalities in the Netherlands receive lump sum payments from the state for the payment of social assistance allowances. As municipalities had no authority to change the eligibility rules for social assistance, the effects of the welfare reform are solely due to the efforts of municipalities to decrease the number of welfare recipients. Using variation in the timing of policy changes, this paper uses a difference-in-difference approach to assess the effectiveness of the incentive for municipalities. Based on individual panel data from administrative records, we show that the high-powered scheme led to a decline of the welfare caseload of 14% up till 2008. The reform has been most effective for those with the highest welfare dependency: single mothers and singles from non-western origin. In line with standard economic predictions, the reform does not give an incentive for cream skimming: the welfare caseload declined as well for easy to place recipients as for difficult to place recipients.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10645-017-9292-9
      Issue No: Vol. 165, No. 1 (2017)
  • Who Moves Out of Social Housing? The Effect of Rent Control on Housing
           Tenure Choice
    • Authors: Mark A. C. Kattenberg; Wolter H. J. Hassink
      Pages: 43 - 66
      Abstract: Abstract Rent control provides substantial in-kind benefits to tenants of social housing. In the Netherlands these benefits equal almost 40% of the market rent on average. We show that rent control benefits for the 10% tenants with highest income are 5% points higher than the benefits for the 10% with lowest incomes. Next we provide evidence that rent control influences the housing tenure choice decision. We find that on average rent control reduces transitions within the social housing sector, but not transitions from the social housing sector. Only the 20% tenants with highest incomes postpone moves out of social housing in response to rent control. This suggests that the inequitable distribution of rent control benefits is prolonged by the reduction in transition rates out of social housing. It also suggests that recent policy in the Netherlands that reduces rent control benefits for high income households can increase the mobility of those affected.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10645-016-9286-z
      Issue No: Vol. 165, No. 1 (2017)
  • Gender Differentials in Unemployment Ins and Outs during the Great
           Recession in Spain
    • Authors: Sara De la Rica; Yolanda F. Rebollo-Sanz
      Pages: 67 - 99
      Abstract: Abstract The Great Recession had led to gender convergence in unemployment rates. In this paper we seek its sources to assess whether this convergence will remain once the Great Recession ends. We use Social Security records to study the determinants of unemployment ins and outs for men and women separately, over the course of a whole business cycle, i.e. 2000–2013. We focus on Spain—a country hit hard by unemployment increases in downturns. We find that unemployment outs are crucial in understanding changes in unemployment rates in Spain as well as to understand the gender convergence in unemployment rates. Among the determinants of the large drop in unemployment outs, lack of demand and negative state dependence emerge as key sources, which affect men more negatively than women. In a scenario of upcoming recovery, unemployment outs will increase for short-term unemployed, particularly for males. On the contrary, both male and female long-term unemployed workers will face enormous difficulties to access a job, as the job access rates for long-term unemployed is not sensitive to the economic cycle. Hence, we expect that the gender convergence in unemployment rates will persist only when considering the long-term unemployed.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10645-016-9288-x
      Issue No: Vol. 165, No. 1 (2017)
  • Sorting Around the Discontinuity Threshold: The Case of a Neighbourhood
           Investment Programme
    • Authors: Sander Gerritsen; Dinand Webbink; Bas ter Weel
      Pages: 101 - 128
      Abstract: Abstract This paper investigates the empirical validity of the setup of a large-scale government neighbourhood investment programme in the Netherlands. Selection of neighbourhoods into the programme was determined by a measure of neighbourhood quality. At first sight this is a textbook example for the application of a regression discontinuity design to estimate the causal effect of the programme on neighbourhood outcomes. Neighbourhoods close to the threshold should be similar before the programme starts. However, at the discontinuity threshold we observe a surprisingly large gap in the share of non-Western immigrants between neighbourhoods that were selected into the programme and neighbourhoods that were not. In addition, there is non-compliance with the assignment rule based on the quality index. The pattern of non-compliance is consistent with investing in neighbourhoods with a high share of non-Western immigrants. Finally, the way in which neighbourhoods were defined could be a likely explanation for the imbalance in the share of non-Western immigrants at the discontinuity threshold.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10645-016-9287-y
      Issue No: Vol. 165, No. 1 (2017)
  • Erratum to: Gender Differences in Financial Education: Evidence from
           Primary School
    • Authors: Flavia Coda Moscarola; Matteo Migheli
      Abstract: Abstract In the original publication of the article, order of authors in the author group was incorrectly published and the corresponding author’s e-mail address was not included.
      PubDate: 2017-09-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s10645-017-9305-8
  • Income Differences Between PhDs and Masters: Evidence from The Netherlands
    • Authors: Bram Wouterse; Karen van der Wiel; Marc van der Steeg
      Abstract: Abstract In this paper we investigate individual income differences between individuals with Master and PhD degrees over the first 20 years of a career. We compare monthly incomes of Dutch higher education graduates with the same years of experience, gender and field of study. It turns out that over the first 20 years of experience, the average annual return to a PhD education is not significantly different from zero. During the PhD track and the first years after PhD graduation PhDs earn less than Masters, but this is compensated by higher earnings in later years. Income differences differ strongly by sex.
      PubDate: 2017-09-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s10645-017-9304-9
  • Tax Bunching by Owners of Small Corporations
    • Abstract: Abstract We study the options for income shifting by owners of small corporations in the Netherlands using bunching techniques on individual tax records over the period 2007–2011. We find that the distribution of gross labour income strongly peaks at the minimum level of the reference wage, specified in the tax code. Next, taxable labour income bunches at the cut-offs of the tax brackets. The elasticity of taxable income at the top tax cut-off ranges from 0.06 to 0.11. Distributed profits strongly responded to the temporary tax cut from 25 to 22% in 2007, which doubled tax revenues on dividends. We reconfirm the importance of intertemporal income shifting for business owners.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s10645-017-9303-x
  • CEOs and CFOs on IPOs: The Process and Success of Going Public
    • Authors: Martijn J. van den Assem; Nico L. van der Sar; Philippe Versijp
      Abstract: Abstract We conducted 46 interviews with CEOs and CFOs who were closely involved in an initial public offering (IPO) in the Netherlands. Among other things, we find that pre-existing relationships are a primary consideration in the selection of the lead manager and other syndicate members. Pre-marketing feedback figures prominently throughout the pricing process. The width of the price range of book-built IPOs is especially driven by valuation uncertainty. There is evidence of strategic underpricing in anticipation of subsequent equity issues and because of management’s interest in satisfying new shareholders. Many interviewees believe that the lead manager’s business interests have had a strong influence on the allocation of shares. Managerial perceptions of IPO success are largely driven by how well the firm fared in terms of stock price performance, changes in media attention and visibility, and changes related to the retention and recruitment of staff.
      PubDate: 2017-07-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s10645-017-9302-y
  • Consumption Behavior, Annuity Income and Mortality Risk of Retirees
    • Authors: Vesile Kutlu-Koc; Rob Alessie; Adriaan Kalwij
      Abstract: Abstract Previous empirical studies have found that individuals do not draw down their assets after retirement which is at odds with the predictions of a simple life cycle model without uncertainty. Hurd (Econometrica 57(4):779–813, 1989; Mortality risk and consumption by couples, 1999) explains such saving behavior of retired singles and couples by adding lifetime uncertainty to the simple life cycle model. We tested whether predictions about consumption during retirement of this extended life cycle model hold for a sample of older Americans. We used data from the Health and Retirement Study supplemented with data from the Consumption and Activities Mail Survey. In line with theory we found that, on average, total consumption is greater than their annuity income after retirement and that this difference increases with the level of initial wealth. For older singles but not for couples our results suggest that, as predicted by the extended theoretical model of Hurd, the on average negative consumption growth decreases with higher mortality rates.
      PubDate: 2017-06-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s10645-017-9301-z
  • Gender Differences in Financial Education: Evidence from Primary School
    • Authors: Matteo Migheli; Flavia Coda Moscarola
      Abstract: Abstract Today, financial and economic education is a primary issue in academia and among policy makers, and there is great interest towards programmes that are able to boost it. In this paper, we test whether a programme (“treatment”) of financial education on savings, targeted to children aged 8 and 9 is effective and to what extent. We measure the interest rate required by the children before and after the treatment to accept postponing a reward, computing its variation and comparing this with that of a control group. We find evidence that the overall initiative is helpful in decreasing the level of impatience of children and the number of inconsistent choices of boys. Our findings invite to reflect on the gender neutrality of programmes of financial education.
      PubDate: 2017-05-25
      DOI: 10.1007/s10645-017-9300-0
  • Bailout Clauses and the Price of Credit: The Dutch Experience for Housing
    • Authors: Jacob Veenstra; Bernard van Ommeren
      Abstract: Abstract The bulk of capital provided to Dutch housing corporations is explicitly guaranteed by a bailout clause. Using a dataset with loans provided by the largest Dutch public sector bank (BNG Bank), we find substantial evidence that this bailout clause has reduced interest rates by about 72 basis points. The annual benefits of reduced interest costs outweigh the costs of default. We also find that the interest rates for guaranteed loans are insensitive to the financial position of corporations. We therefore surmise that the bank relied on the bailout clause. Finally, the bailout clause for corporations (which guarantees individual loans) and the one for municipalities (which entirely protects municipalities from defaulting) lead to a similar reduction in interest.
      PubDate: 2017-04-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s10645-017-9299-2
  • Contribution Ceilings and the Incidence of Payroll Taxes
    • Authors: Facundo Alvaredo; Thomas Breda; Barra Roantree; Emmanuel Saez
      Abstract: Abstract Social security contributions (SSCs) are typically formally split between employers and employees as payroll taxes, levied on earnings at a constant tax rate that applies only up to a ceiling, above which the marginal tax rate falls to a reduced rate, often 0. Such contribution ceilings create a concave kink point in the budget set of workers and hence should generate a dip in the distribution of earnings around the ceiling through labour supply responses (the reverse of bunching expected at convex kink points) but such a dip is not observed empirically. This paper sets out a new approach to infer the incidence of SSCs that exploits the absence of this dip and the fact that (mechanically) the distributions of labour cost (earnings inclusive of all payroll taxes), gross earnings (net of employer payroll taxes) and net earnings (net of both employer and employee payroll taxes) cannot all be smooth around a kink. The other papers in this special issue apply the method to data for Germany, France, the Netherlands and the UK and all find that distribution of gross earnings is smooth around kinks (implying that the distributions of labour costs and net-of-tax earnings are not) even though the concept of gross earnings is irrelevant in the standard static model of labour supply and demand that dominates the public economics literature. This suggests that other features of the labour market, such as wage bargaining based on the gross earnings concept, are relevant for determining the incidence of SSCs.
      PubDate: 2017-04-10
      DOI: 10.1007/s10645-017-9294-7
  • Who Bears the Burden of Social Security Contributions in Germany? Evidence
           from 35 Years of Administrative Data
    • Authors: Kai-Uwe Müller; Michael Neumann
      Abstract: Abstract This paper provides evidence on the question of who bears the burden of social security contributions (SSC) in Germany over a long-term horizon. Following Alvaredo et al. (De Econ, 2017) we exploit kinks in the budget set generated by a drop in the marginal SSC rate at earnings caps for health and long-term care insurance. These concave kinks lead to discontinuities in the distributions of gross earnings, net earnings, or labor costs which—in the absence of labor supply responses—are informative about economic incidence. Administrative data for West Germany from 1975 to 2010 facilitate a comprehensive incidence analysis. Finding no evidence for labor supply responses and no significant discontinuities in gross earnings distributions, we conclude that neither employers nor employees shift a substantial part of their SSC burden. These results are consistent over the whole time period and hold for several robustness checks corroborating previous findings for Germany. A small trend towards a slight increase in the SSC burden for employees is not statistically significant.
      PubDate: 2017-04-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s10645-017-9298-3
  • Incidence and Behavioural Response to Social Security Contributions: An
           Analysis of Kink Points in France
    • Authors: Antoine Bozio; Thomas Breda; Julien Grenet
      Abstract: Abstract We study the incidence of social security contributions (SSCs) in France relying on the strategy developed by Alvaredo et al. (De Econ, 2017. doi:10.1007/s10645-017-9294-7). This strategy infers the incidence of SSCSs from the discontinuities in earnings distributions created by kink points in the SSC schedule. Using administrative data on earnings for the period 1976–2010, we study approximately 200 such kink points and do not find that they systematically induce a discontinuity in the distribution of gross earnings. This allows us to reject the hypothesis that SSCs are incident on workers, at least locally around kinks. Additionally, we exploit the large variations in SSC rates across kinks and years to estimate the local incidence of both employer and employee SSCs around these thresholds. We find that employer SSCs are shifted to employers while employee SSCs are shifted to employees. These findings are consistent with the economic incidence of SSCs being aligned with their statutory incidence, locally around kink points.
      PubDate: 2017-04-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s10645-017-9297-4
  • The Incidence of Social Security Contributions in the United Kingdom:
           Evidence from Discontinuities at Contribution Ceilings
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper investigates the incidence of National Insurance contributions (NICs) in the UK, exploiting the ceiling that applied to employee and employer contributions between 1975 and 1985 and to employee contributions only between 1986 and 2007. Using data from the New Earnings Survey Panel Dataset, a mandatory survey of British employers’ payroll records, we show there was no dip in the earnings density at the ceiling in either period, suggesting that the earnings of those near the ceiling were unresponsive to the change in tax rates. The absence of such a dip allows us to test which of labour cost, gross earnings or net earnings are smooth around the threshold. As shown by Alvaredo et al. (De Econ, 2017. doi:10.1007/s10645-017-9294-7), this is informative about the incidence of the change in tax rates at the threshold on those located nearby. We cannot reject the hypothesis that it is gross earnings that are smooth around the threshold, which may reflect a substantive role for statutory incidence in determining economic incidence. However, a lack of statistical power means that, while in some cases we can reject the hypotheses that the full economic incidence of NICs are borne by one side of the market, our results taken alone are also consistent with a wide range of less extreme incidence shares.
      PubDate: 2017-04-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s10645-017-9295-6
  • Who Bears the Burden of Social Security Contributions in the Netherlands?
           Evidence from Dutch Administrative Data
    • Authors: Nicole Bosch; Maja Micevska-Scharf
      Abstract: Abstract This paper sheds light on the incidence of social security contributions (SSC) in the Netherlands. Our unique dataset on earnings inclusive and exclusive of these SSC enables us to apply the methodology by Alvaredo et al. (De Econ. doi:10.1007/s10645-017-9294-7, 2017) and draw clear conclusions on local incidence. First, our finding of a smooth distribution of gross earnings indicates that both employer and employee do not shift their contributions. This contradicts the standard incidence prediction of full shifting of SSC to employees but corroborates recent findings. Moreover, it is hard to reconcile with the standard static model of labour supply and demand where gross earnings are irrelevant. Second, our finding of a discontinuity in labour costs supports our conclusion of non-shifting and renders out measurement error as an alternative explanation. Overall, these findings suggest that the statutory split matters and that the burden of SSC close to thresholds is borne by employers.
      PubDate: 2017-04-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s10645-017-9296-5
  • Potential Economic Effects of TTIP for the Netherlands
    • Authors: Hugo Rojas-Romagosa
      Abstract: Abstract The transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) is a comprehensive preferential trade agreement that is expected to significantly increase EU–US bilateral trade and investments. Negotiations are ongoing, so we use a scenario analysis to estimate the potential effects of TTIP under likely negotiated outcomes. In our main scenario, we assume a final trade deal where current tariffs are eliminated and non-tariff barriers are significantly reduced. We simulate the potential economic effects of TTIP using a CGE model. We find that US-Dutch bilateral trade doubles and this is translated into a positive but moderate effect on Dutch income of 1.7%.
      PubDate: 2017-03-27
      DOI: 10.1007/s10645-017-9293-8
  • Early Smoking, Education, and Labor Market Performance
    • Authors: Ali Palali
      Abstract: Abstract This study investigates the effects of early smoking on educational attainment and labor market performance by using mixed ordered and mixed proportional hazard models. The results show that early smoking adversely affects educational attainment and initial labor market performance, but only for males. The probability to finish a scientific degree is 4%-point lower for an early smoker. The effect of early smoking on initial labor market performance is indirect through educational attainment. Once the indirect effect is controlled for there is no direct effect. Moreover, for males only, early smoking has a negative effect on current labor market performance even after conditioning on educational attainment. The probability to have an academic job is 4%-point lower for an early smoker. For females neither education nor labor market performance is affected by early smoking.
      PubDate: 2017-02-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s10645-017-9290-y
  • Measuring the Contribution of Primary-School Teachers to Education
           Outcomes in The Netherlands
    • Authors: Aenneli Houkes-Hommes; Bas ter Weel; Karen van der Wiel
      Pages: 357 - 364
      PubDate: 2016-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10645-016-9285-0
      Issue No: Vol. 164, No. 4 (2016)
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