Rob Euwals studied econometrics at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, and received his first degree in June 1993. From 1993-1997 he worked as a research assistant at the same university. In this period he obtained a diploma of the Netherlands Network in Quantitative Economics, and visited University College London for the winter semester of 1995. In December 1997 he received his doctoral degree for his dissertation entitled "Empirical Studies on Individual Labour Market Behaviour". From 1998-1999 Rob Euwals was a research fellow at the University of Mannheim, Germany, and participated actively in the European TMR project "Savings and Pensions". After working at IZA as a Research Associate since April 1999, he joined the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Policy Analysis in January 2002.
He continues to keep close ties with IZA as a Research Fellow.

His research interests include labor economics, population economics, saving behavior, and applied microeconometrics. He published in such journals as The Economic Journal, The Journal of Applied Econometrics and Labour Economics.

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IZA Discussion Paper No. 8467

In this study, we investigate the anatomy of older workers' wages. The central question is whether the wage cushion – i.e., the difference between actual wages and collectively agreed-upon (maximum) contractual wages – contributes to the fact that wages continue increasing at older ages. We follow the wages of individual...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8466

This paper investigates the impact of financial incentives on early retirement behaviour for high and low wage earners. Using a stylized life-cycle model, we derive hypotheses on the behaviour of the two types. We use administrative data and employ a linear random effects model to test the predictions. We exploit...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5817

The behaviour of migrant women on the labour market is influenced by a variety of factors, among which the culture of the home and host country. Part of the literature investigates the role of home-country culture. This study extends the literature by including a measure for the influence of host-country...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5810
Rob Euwals, Annemiek van Vuren, Daniel van Vuuren

Early retirement schemes and disability insurance in the Netherlands have both been reformed during the past decades. The reforms have increased incentives to continue working and have decreased the substitution between early retirement and disability. This study investigates the impact of the reforms on labour market exit probabilities. We use...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5339
Raun van Ooijen, Mauro Mastrogiacomo, Rob Euwals

We study the causal relation between private wealth and retirement age. We propose two estimation strategies based on expected retirement age. The outcome variable is observed repeatedly over time. We correct first for the unobserved heterogeneity in the disutility of work by using panel data techniques. Next, we exploit information...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3367
published in: Labour, 2010, 24(1), 35-54

To balance work and family responsibilities, the Netherlands have chosen a unique model that combines a high female employment rate with a high part-time employment rate. The model is likely to be the result of (societal) preferences as the removal of institutional barriers, like lower marginal tax rates for partners...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3225
published in: Empirical Economics, 2011, 40(3), 729-753

During the 1980s and 1990s, the Netherlands experienced a strong increase in the labour force participation of women. This study investigates the increase of participation over the successive generations of women, and produces an educated guess for future participation. For this purpose, we estimate a binary age-period-cohort model for the...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2683
Rob Euwals, Jaco Dagevos, Mérove Gijsberts, Hans Roodenburg
published in: International Migration Review, 2010, 44 (3), 513-538

On the basis of the German Socio-Economic Panel 2002 and the Dutch Social Position and Use of Provision Survey 2002, we investigate the importance of characteristics related to immigration for the labour market position of Turkish immigrants. We use regression techniques to correct for composition effects in employment rates, tenured...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2677
Rob Euwals, Jaco Dagevos, Mérove Gijsberts, Hans Roodenburg

On the basis of three micro datasets, the German Socio-Economic Panel 2002, the Dutch Social Position and Use of Provision Survey 2002 and the Dutch Labour Force Survey 2002, we investigate the labour market position of Turkish immigrants in Germany and the Netherlands. We compare labour market outcomes of Turkish...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2337
published in: Applied Economics Letters, 2008, 15 (9), 697-700

Parts of the Dutch tax reform 2001 are directed towards fiscal partners in a household and aim at lowering the marginal tax burden of the partner with the lowest (potential) labour income. An important goal of the reform is to increase the employment rate of these partners, which are in...

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