Paper by Julius Ilciukas in the Journal of Public Economics
Julius is a Tinbergen Institute research master's alumnus (2020) and the paper is based on his research master's thesis.
I study how reduced retirement opportunities in one generation affect fertility in the subsequent generation. I use administrative Dutch data and exploit the 2006 Dutch pension reform, which induced individuals born from January 1, 1950 onward to delay retirement while exempting those born earlier. I find that this reform reduced fertility among women with affected mothers. The reduction is economically significant and persists after the impact on retirement fades out. I supplement my analysis with survey evidence and argue that the fertility reduction can be explained by reduced grandparental child care supply.
Article citation and access to full article:
Julius Ilciukas, Fertility and parental retirement, Journal of Public Economics, Volume 226, October 2023, doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2023.104928.
Julius Ilciukas is a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Amsterdam. His supervisors are research fellows Erik Plug (University of Amsterdam) and Bas van der Klaauw (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). He is interested in empirical microeconomics with a focus on labor and family economics.