Anne Gielen is an Associate Professor in Economics at the Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. Before she has worked as Senior Research Associate at IZA (2009-2015) and as Postdoc in Maastricht (2007-2009). Anne received her M.Sc. (2003) and Ph.D. (2008) in Economics from Tilburg University.

Her main research interests are intergenerational mobility, applied microeconometrics, labor and health, policy evaluation.

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IZA Discussion Paper No. 11410

Using Dutch administrative data, we assess the work and earnings capacity of disability insurance (DI) recipients by estimating employment and earnings responses to benefit cuts. Reassessment of DI entitlement under more stringent criteria removed 14.4 percent of recipients from the program and reduced benefits by 20 percent, on average. In...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11334

Does participation in a social assistance program by parents have spillovers on their children's own participation, future labor market attachment, and human capital investments? While intergenerational concerns have figured prominently in policy debates for decades, causal evidence is scarce due to non-random participation and data limitations. In this paper we...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8972
published in: Economics Letters, 2015, 137, 218-221

Although home-ownership has been shown to restrict geographic labor mobility and to affect job search behavior of unemployed, there is no evidence so far on how it affects their future re-employment outcomes. We use two waves of detailed German survey data of newly unemployed individuals to study the effect of...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8386
forthcoming in: Health Economics

We exploit an age discontinuity in a Dutch disability insurance (DI) reform to identify the health impact of stricter eligibility criteria and reduced generosity. Our results show substantial adverse effects on life expectancy for women subject to the more stringent criteria. A €1,000 reduction in annual benefits leads to a...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7575
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2016, 51 (1), 30-61

Testosterone, which induces sexual differentiation of the male fetus, is believed to transfer from males to their littermates in placental mammals. Among humans, individuals with a male twin have been found to exhibit greater masculinization of sexually dimorphic attributes relative to those with a female twin. We therefore regard twinning...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6540
published in: Labour Economics, 2012, 19 (4), 624 - 632

Job protection reduces job turnover by changing firms' hiring and firing decisions. Yet the effect of job protection on workers' quit decisions and post-quit outcomes is still unknown. We present the first evidence using individual panel data from 12 European countries, which differ both in worker turnover rates and in...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6320
published in: Economica, 2014, 81, 544–565

It is puzzling that people feel quite unhappy when they become unemployed, while at the same time active labor market policies are needed to bring unemployed back to work more quickly. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we investigate whether there is indeed such a puzzle. First, we find...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5412
published in: American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2014, 6 (4), 34-70

In this paper, we exploit a cohort discontinuity in the stringency of the 1993 Dutch disability reforms to obtain causal estimates of the effects of decreased generosity of disability insurance (DI) on behavior of existing DI recipients. We find evidence of substantial “social support substitution”: individuals on average offset a...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3838
published in: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2013, 2:7 [open access]

Despite the fact that worker quits are often associated with wage gains and higher overall job satisfaction, many workers quit once again within one or two years after changing jobs initially. Such repeated job quit behavior may arise as a stepping stone to better quality jobs (Burdett, 1978) or as...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2946
published in: Oxford Economic Papers, 2009, 61(2), 240-274

This paper studies the presence of hours constraints on the UK labor market and its effect on older workers labor supply, both at the extensive and the intensive margin. Using panel data for the period 1991-2004, the results from a competing risks model show that over-employed male workers can freely...

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