In this contribution we examine the length of the working lives of successive cohorts of older men in the Netherlands, based on data about 1894 men aged 55-90 years. The results show that men with a low level of education have longer labour market careers than the better educated, but the differences have become substantially smaller in recent decades; the differences among men with a high and men with a low level of education born in 1903 are almost twice as large as the differences among men born in 1937. This indicates that the social rate of return derived from an education has increased over the years.
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|