This dissertation contains four essays, each with a different topic in Economics of labor, health, and education. The first essay studies the impact of training on individuals’ perceived job match quality. The second investigates the causal effect of retirement on healthcare utilization in China. The third essay analyzes how a major disability insurance reform in the Netherlands influences sick individuals’ labor market participation and social benefit claiming. The fourth essay proposes a new measure of non-cognitive skills derived from computer-generated log files on the online test takers’ behavior, to address the non-comparability issue of self-reported non-cognitive skill measures.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||29 Jun 2020|
|Place of Publication||Tilburg|
|Print ISBNs||978 90 5668 626 0|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|