Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Tinbergen Institute, and Netspar, the Netherlands, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Empirical job search models, labour supply and taxation, retirement decisions, economics of the family.
Senior Researcher, CentER Applied Reseach, Tilburg; Visiting Professor, University of Cergy-Pontoise
PhD, CentER, Tilburg University, 1994
“Gradual retirement in the Netherlands: An analysis using administrative data.” Research on Aging 38 (2016): 202–233 (with S. Hochguertel and J. Zweerink).
“Market hours, household work, child care, and wage rates of partners: an empirical analysis.” Review of Economics of the Household 12 (2014): 51–81 (with E. Stancanelli).
“Job search requirements for older unemployed: Transitions to employment, early retirement and disability benefits.” European Economic Review 58 (2013): 31–57 (with S. Hochguertel and M. Lammers).
“The effect of private wealth on the retirement rate: An empirical analysis.” Economica 78 (2011): 637–655.
“An empirical model of collective household labour supply with nonparticipation.” Economic Journal 120:543 (2010): 183–214.
Search requirements for the older unemployed affect their re-employment rates and their flows into states of inactivityHans Bloemen, November 2022Many OECD countries have, or have had, a policy that exempts older unemployed people from the requirement to search for a job. An aging population and low participation by older workers in the labor market increasingly put public finances under strain, and spur calls for policy measures that activate labor force participation by older workers. Introducing job search requirements for older unemployed workers aims to increase their re-employment rates. Abolishing the exemption from job search requirements for the older unemployed has been shown to initiate higher outflow rates from unemployment for them.MoreLess