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Dynamics of Disability and Work in Canada

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  • Oguzoglu, Umut

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    (University of Manitoba)

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Canadian disability policy has come a long way in the past century. However, in contrast with the evidence that disability is not permanent for most, current disability support programs still carry the old static view of permanent disability. By employing a dynamic panel data model of labour force participation, the findings of this paper suggest that labour force exposure is crucial for better return-to-work outcomes for persons with a disability. Without labour force exposure, the effect of a temporary disability is prolonged and participation efforts of the disabled community are slowed down.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 6603.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: May 2012
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Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp6603

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Keywords: disability; labour force participation; dynamic panel data models;

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