Pension Incentives, Labor Supply and Heterogeneous Pension Systems
AbstractPeople with an uncertain health condition might face a double worry. They fear to get disabled, and if they are disabled, that they will receive a low pension. To keep their health they should work less. To improve their disability pension they should work more. This paper demonstrates that the latter effect is the strongest empirically. Thus to protect one self against the income loss of a bad event, the bad event is more likely to happen. Comparing register data from disabled and non-disabled individuals shows that being disabled increases income in the last year before the time of disablement. Further, more generous pension systems increase pre-disablement income even more.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Oslo University, Department of Economics in its series Memorandum with number 18/2008.
Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 27 Mar 2007
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Disability pension; pension; pension systems;
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- Holen , Dag S., 2007. "Disabillity Pension Motivated Income Adjustment," Memorandum 17/2008, Oslo University, Department of Economics.
- Holen, Dag S., 2007. "It Ain't Necessariy So," Memorandum 19/2008, Oslo University, Department of Economics.
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