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Disability Insurance and the Labour Force Participation of Older Men and Women in Canada

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  • Michele Campolieti
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    This paper examines the effect of the Canada/Quebec Pension Plan (C/QPP) disablity program on the labour force participation rates of older men and women. I use aggregate provincial data and exploit the time series and cross-sectional variation, which results from the different policies used by the C/QPP disability programs, in these data to examine the impact of a number of different aspects of the C/QPP disability program on the labour force participation rates of older men and women in Canada. The results from these regressions indicate that, for the most part, the C/QPP disability program has had a large effect on the participation rates of older men and women.

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    Article provided by University of Toronto Press in its journal Canadian Public Policy.

    Volume (Year): 27 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 179-194

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    Handle: RePEc:cpp:issued:v:27:y:2001:i:2:p:179-194

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    1. Campolieti, Michele, 2002. "Disability and the labor force participation of older men in Canada," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 9(3), pages 405-432, July.
    2. Michele Campolieti & James Goldenberg, 2007. "Disability Insurance Denial Rates and the Labor Force Participation of Older Men and Women in Canada," Atlantic Economic Journal, International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 35(1), pages 59-75, March.
    3. Michele Campolieti & Harry A. Krashinsky, 2003. "Substitution Between Disability Support Programs in Canada," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 29(4), pages 417-429, December.

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