The Dutch are not going to work massively less to prevent them from losing their allowances for rent or care, for example. A considerably higher tax burden does not ensure this. This is the conclusion of a study by the Centraal Planbureau. The researchers looked at whether there were many households with exactly the income under which you have to stay to be eligible for benefits. But that turned out not to be the case. Their research shows that people make no effort to keep their income (or assets) below the allowance limits. That might pay off in some cases, because a person’s net income may even be reduced if they earn more with gross.