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Labor and social security in Sint Maarten

Labor and social security reforms in Sint Maarten: a balanced feasible and sustainable approach



Social security in Sint Maarten

Social security in Sint Maarten: towards a strengthened system



Lifestyle and excess mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic

Excess mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic is higher among individuals with an unhealthy lifestyle. Half of the Dutch population is overweight, and within this group between 70 and 98 percent of excess mortality occurs.


Discussion paper

Minimum income schemes in Europe

This study describes and compares minimum income schemes in five European countries: Belgium (Flanders), Denmark, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. It considers minimum income schemes aimed at three groups: persons of working age, pensioners, and households with children. We describe the structure of the minimum income schemes in these countries, their shares of recipients, their non-take-up, and we reconstruct the effective minimum income level that these minimum income schemes provide.



The automatic transfer of inactive small pensions

The automatic transfer of inactive small pensions (less than approx. 500 euros per year) to the current active pension provider failed in 50 percent of the cases. This happened mostly because the individual was not employed in the Netherlands. Transferring entitlement to the largest ‘inactive entitlement' is the best policy option for 60 percent of people with non-transferable small pensions.



More credit counseling due to COVID-19?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, 18 percent of the Dutch low-income workers experienced an annual income drop of at least € 5,000. As a result, the expected increase in the number of people with problematic falls between 3 and 20 percent. The expected rise in the number of requests for credit counseling equals 3,000 at a minimum and 18,000 at a maximum. This estimation does not include persons whose financial situation worsened because credit counsellors could not reach them during the various lockdowns that were in place.


Discussion paper

From unemployed to self-employed: using an intention-to-treat approach

The self-employment program is an effective and efficient approach to integrate welfare recipients into the labour market.


Discussion paper

Long term effects of active labour market policies

Re-integration programs have a long-lasting and positive impact on the probability of employment. Only placement services and short-term training courses are cost-effective.



Effects modernization Sickness Benefits Act

One-year reassessment and premium differentiation in the new Sickness Benefits Act result in increased outflow from the Sickness Benefits Act.



Code of the Dutch Pension Funds 2015

This report includes the compliance and in-depth study of the Code of the Dutch Pension Funds, conducted on behalf of the Monitoring Committee for the Code of the Dutch Pension Funds.