Severity of Work Disability and Work
AbstractThis paper analyzes the effect of severity of disability on labour force participation by using a self-reported work limitation scale. A dynamic labour force participation model is used to capture the feedback effect of past participation on current participation. The results suggest that net of persistence and unobserved heterogeneity, differences in severity levels explain a significant portion of the variance in the participation rates among disabled individuals. Moreover, the disability is shown to have longer lasting adverse effects on female participation and work limited women will be more likely to benefit from the work requirements imposed on Disability Support Pension recipients.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 4328.
Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2009
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Publication status: published in: Economic Record, 2011, 87 (278), 370 - 383
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- J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
- C81 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data; Data Access
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- NEP-AGE-2009-08-08 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2009-08-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-HEA-2009-08-08 (Health Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2009-08-08 (Labour Economics)
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