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Prolonged worklife among grandfathers: Spillover effects on grandchildren's educational outcomes

Jim Been, Anne C. Gielen, Marike Knoef and Gloria Moroni
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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

Abstract: Recent policies aiming to prolong worklives have increased older males’ 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 grandfathers’ labor supply following a reform in unemployment insurance for persons aged 57.5+ on grandchildren’s educational performance. We find that increased grandfathers’ labor supply increases grandchildren’s test scores in 6th grade. The effect is driven by substitution of grandparents’ 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)
Date: 2022-05-28
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-age, nep-dem, nep-eur, nep-ias and nep-lab
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