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Moral Hazard and Disability Insurance: On the Incidence of Hard-to-Diagnose Medical Conditions in the Canada/Quebec Pension Plan Disability Program

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This paper examines the prevalence of hard-to-diagnose conditions, such as musculoskeletal disorders, in the Canada/Quebec Pension Plan (C/QPP) disability program. Specifically, it uses aggregate data to study the effect of disability benefits and an increase in the rigour of the medical screening on the composition of the medical conditions on the C/QPP's disability rolls. The empirical findings from this paper suggest that the increased generosity of disability benefits has contributed to the increase in the incidence of musculoskeletal conditions on the disability rolls. Furthermore, the increased rigour of the medical screening has induced a reduction in the incidence of musculoskeletal conditions on the disability rolls in recent years.

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  • Michele Campolieti, 2002. "Moral Hazard and Disability Insurance: On the Incidence of Hard-to-Diagnose Medical Conditions in the Canada/Quebec Pension Plan Disability Program," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 28(3), pages 419-441, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpp:issued:v:28:y:2002:i:3:p:419-441
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    1. Kevin Milligan & Tammy Schirle, 2017. "Push and Pull: Disability Insurance, Regional Labor Markets, and Benefit Generosity in Canada and the United States," NBER Working Papers 23405, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Michele Campolieti & Morley Gunderson & Jeffrey Smith, 2014. "The effect of vocational rehabilitation on the employment outcomes of disability insurance beneficiaries: new evidence from Canada," IZA Journal of Labor Policy, Springer;Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), vol. 3(1), pages 1-29, December.
    3. repec:ipf:psejou:v:41:y:2017:i:1:p:109-128 is not listed on IDEAS

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