University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
IZA World of Labor role
Emeritus Professor of Labour Market and Inequality, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Fellow of World Wealth and Income Database WID.world, Paris School of Economics, France
Inequality, wages, youth labor market, aging, pensions
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
ECFIN Research Fellow, European Commission, 2014–2015
General Director, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies AIAS, 2009–2012; Managing Director, AIAS, 2000–2009; Research Manager, Centre for Development Studies CDS, University of Groningen, 1996–2000
PhD Economics, University of Groningen, 1992
"The Netherlands: Is the Polder Model behind the curve with regard to growing household income inequality?" In: Vaughan-Whitehead, D. (ed.). Inequalities and the World of Work: What Role for Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue? Geneva: International Labour Organization, 2017; pp. 265–303.
"Labour-market institutions and the dispersion of wage earnings." In: Atkinson, A. B., and F. Bourguignon (eds). Handbook of Income Distribution Vol. 2B. Handbooks in Economics. Amsterdam: Elsevier/North Holland, 2015; pp. 1535–1727 (with D. Checchi).
"The Netherlands: Working ever harder for a middle class life 1990–2014." Economia e Lavoro 50:2 (2016) (with E. de Jong).
Changing Inequalities in Rich Countries: Analytical and Comparative Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014 (with B. Nolan, D. Checchi, I. Marx, A. McKnight, I. György Tóth, and H. van de Werfhorst).
"The European Union’s income inequalities." Research on Finnish Society 9 (2016):51–60.
Overall, employment and wages were accompanied by a rise in part-time work and a decline in job securityThe Netherlands is an example of a highly institutionalized labor market that places considerable attention on equity concerns. The government and social partners (unions and industry associations) seek to adjust labor market arrangements to meet the challenges of increased international competition, stronger claims on labor market positions by women, and the growing population share of immigrants and their children. The most notable developments since 2001 are the significant rise in part-time and flexible work arrangements as well as rising inequalities.MoreLess