Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/36143
Authors: 
Montizaan, Raymond
Cörvers, Frank
De Grip, Andries
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 4462
Abstract: 
This paper uses a natural experiment approach to identify the effects of an exogenous change in future pension benefits on workers' training participation. We use unique matched survey and administrative data for male employees in the Dutch public sector who were born in 1949 or 1950. Only the latter were subject to a major pension reform that diminished their pension rights. We find that this exogenous shock to pension rights postpones expected retirement and increases participation in training courses among older employees, although exclusively for those employed in large organizations.
Subjects: 
Natural experiment
retirement
training
JEL: 
J14
J24
J26
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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