Disability Pension Program and Labor Force Participation in Japan: A Historical Perspective
AbstractThis paper utilizes historical information to explore the relationship between labor force participation of middle aged and old people and the disability program in Japan. In particular, we explore the time series dimension to identify what has determined the trend in disability program participation over time and relate it with the labor supply. We find that mortality and health measures have been largely unrelated to the disability program participation rates. While major revisions to the disability program have slightly expanded the eligibility for DI programs, the program participation is still very low; thus, the effect on labor force participation is very limited in Japan, which is in contrast with some European countries that have high take up rates, inducing early retirement.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Center for Intergenerational Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University in its series PIE/CIS Discussion Paper with number 485.
Length: 40 p.
Date of creation: Sep 2010
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Note: The original version of this paper was presented at the conference on the International Social Security Project (Phase VI) organized by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 28-29, 2010. We are grateful for the useful comments from participants at the meeting and financial support via a Grant-in-Aid for Specially Promoted Research from Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (grant number 22000001).
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- Takashi Oshio & Satoshi Shimizutani, 2012. "Disability Pension Program and Labor Force Participation in Japan: An Historical Perspective," NBER Chapters, in: Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participatio, pages 391-417 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- Takashi Oshio & Satoshi Shimizutani, 2011. "Disability Pension Program and Labor Force Participation in Japan: A Historical Perspective," NBER Working Papers 17052, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
- J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGE-2010-10-23 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2010-10-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2010-10-23 (Labour Economics)
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