Prolonged worklife among grandfathers: Spillover effects on grandchildren's educational outcomes
Anne C. Gielen,
Marike Knoef and
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Jim Been: Leiden University
Anne C. Gielen: Erasmus University Rotterdam
Marike Knoef: Leiden University
Gloria Moroni: Erasmus University Rotterdam
No 22-033/V, Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers from Tinbergen Institute
Recent policies aiming to prolong worklives have increased older malesâ€™ labor supply. Yet, little is known about their intergenerational effects. Using unique Dutch administrative data covering three consecutive generations, this paper studies the impact of increased grandfathersâ€™ labor supply following a reform in unemployment insurance for persons aged 57.5+ on grandchildrenâ€™s educational performance. We find that increased grandfathersâ€™ labor supply increases grandchildrenâ€™s test scores in 6th grade. The effect is driven by substitution of grandparentsâ€™ informal care by formal childcare.
Keywords: Intergenerational effects; labor supply; unemployment insurance; child care; child development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 J14 J22 J26 J65 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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