Female Labor Market Participation Across Cohorts: Evidence from the Netherlands

Wouter Nientker, Rob Alessie*

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This study investigates female labor force participation in the Netherlands between 1985 and 2014 and proposes a new approach to address the age-period-cohort identification problem. The prime working age model assumes a constant effect of age on female labor force participation for women who are at least 45 years old but younger than 50. This model generates plausible predictions of the age-, period- and cohort profiles of female labor participation. Those predictions are very similar to the ones obtained by using the intrinsic estimator approach of Yang et al. (Sociol Methodol 34(1):75-110, 2004).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-433
Number of pages27
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec-2019


  • Female labor force participation
  • Age-period-cohort effects
  • AGE

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