The Microdata Access Grant provides free access to CBS Microdata for a selection of projects of researchers working at an ODISSEI member organisation. In the 2020 round of the MAG call, eight projects were awarded, three more than in previous years.
Breaking the barrier? The effects of the National Program Rotterdam South on educational mobility – Gijs Custers (EUR-ESSB). Advancing equality of educational opportunity in poor urban areas remains a serious challenge. The National Program Rotterdam South is a major social policy program that aims to improve educational performances in this urban area. This research project will investigate to which extent educational mobility has increased in Rotterdam South and other urban areas, in order to assess the impact of the National Program Rotterdam South. Read the full abstract.
Do neighbourhoods affect health? Disentangling selection and causation – Joost Oude Groeniger (EUR-ESSB), Nienke Boderie (Erasmus MC) and Hans van Kippersluis (EUR-ESE). Population health differs dramatically across neighbourhoods. Focusing on Rotterdam, the aim of this project is to estimate the effect of neighbourhood characteristics on health behaviours (smoking and alcohol use) and medicine use (as an indicator of health and mental wellbeing), to provide information to policy-makers on opportunities to reduce the prevalence of smoking, alcohol use and mental health problems. Read the full abstract.
Systematic Income Risk – Giuseppe Floccari (TiSEM). This project plans to investigate the income risk that Dutch households are exposed to and to study its effects on their portfolio choice and savings behavior. It documents how systematic income risk, defined as the sensitivity of individual wages to aggregate business cycle, varies across age groups, gender, recent earnings and occupation. Next, it studies how systematic income risk is related to household portfolio choice, and how it affects the riskiness and liquidity of household portfolios. Read the full abstract.
The 30%-rule for expats: impact on immigration and wages – Massimo Giuliodori (UvA-FEB). Immigrants that relocate to the Netherlands with the purpose of starting employment that requires skills that are scarce in the Dutch labor force, benefit from a substantial reduction in income taxation. This project aims to provide insights in how effective tax exemptions are in attracting immigrants, how they affect the duration of immigrants’ stay in the Netherlands and how they affect the wages earned by immigrants. Each of these questions is crucial in understanding how optimal policy should be shaped. Read the full abstract.
New work and the family life course in the Netherlands (NeWFam-NL) – Jennifer Holland (EUR-ESSB). Over the last 50 years, macro-economic changes have resulted in new working conditions, such as temporary contracts, self-employment with no personnel (ZZP’er), part-time work and non-standard work hours, remote working, and complex work histories. This project explores the relationship between experiences of New Work and subsequent union formation, childbearing, and union dissolution. This will provide insights into what the future might hold, also for those experiencing New Work for the first time as a result of the current Covid-19 crisis. Read the full abstract.
Does the lack of collateral prevent the creation and growth of small businesses? – Daniel Kárpáti (TiSEM). Small businesses are crucial to the economy: in the Netherlands, they provide over the third of value added and half of the employment. Yet, small firms often face difficulties obtaining bank loans, according to a leading explanation because they do not have sufficient collateral value. This project tests this hypothesis by estimating the effect of personal wealth on business outcomes. Read the full abstract.
The influence of regional logics in altering organizational behavior in decentralized states – Koen Kuijpers (UT-BMS) and Michel Ehrenhard (UT-BMS). The Participation Act was introduced to create a more inclusive labor market in the Netherlands. Municipalities are responsible for encouraging firms to create labor opportunities for vulnerable groups. This project aims to investigate which factors underlying differences in municipal inclusive policies explain differences in inclusion rates of vulnerable groups among firms. It intends to show how content of policies come about and effect inclusiveness. Read the full abstract.
From inside prison to a prison outside: Resocialisation during the corona-crisis – Elanie Rodermond (NSCR/VU Amsterdam). In the midst of the corona crisis, prisoners are faced with several measures that are meant to avoid a corona-outbreak in prison. After release from prison, ex-prisoners have to deal with ‘the new normal’ in our society. The proposed study aims to examine post-release outcomes and recidivism of individuals who have been released from prison during the corona-crisis. Together, findings will shed light on how former prisoners fared during the corona-crisis and inform policymakers and practitioners tasked with providing pre- and post-release programs for and support to (ex)prisoners. Read the full abstract.
Conducting Research with CBS microdata
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) collects a wide range of data for its statistical tasks, many of them microdata at the level of individual persons or organisations. Protection of the confidentiality of the data has the highest priority for CBS. Within strict safety conditions however, universities and other authorized research institutes can get Remote Access to such data to perform statistical analyses for their own scientific or statistical purposes. The microdata themselves remain strictly within a secure environment within CBS. Under applicable conditions researcher can also bring in additional dataset to be linked with CBS microdata. Before aggregate statistical results are exported from the secured environment, CBS will check whether these results do not contain any risk for disclosure of information on individual persons or organisations.
Read more about using microdata within the CBS Remote Access Environment.
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