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Protecting working-age people with disabilities : experiences of four industrialized nations (Absicherung von Personen mit Erwerbsminderung : Erfahrungen aus vier Industrieländern)

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  • Burkhauser, Richard V.
  • Daly, Mary C.
  • Ziebarth, Nicolas

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"Although industrialized nations have long provided public protection to working-age individuals with disabilities, the form has changed over time. The impetus for change has been multi-faceted: rapid growth in program costs; greater awareness that people with impairments are able and willing to work; and increased recognition that protecting the economic security of people with disabilities might best be done by keeping them in the labor market. Here we describe the evolution of disability programs in four countries: Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United States. We show how growth in the receipt of publically provided disability benefits has fluctuated over time and discuss how policy choices played a role. Based on our descriptive comparative analysis we summarize shared experiences that potentially benefit policymakers in all countries." (Author's abstract, © Springer-Verlag) ((en))

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  • Burkhauser, Richard V. & Daly, Mary C. & Ziebarth, Nicolas, 2016. "Protecting working-age people with disabilities : experiences of four industrialized nations (Absicherung von Personen mit Erwerbsminderung : Erfahrungen aus vier Industrieländern)," Journal for Labour Market Research, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany], vol. 49(4), pages 367-386.
  • Handle: RePEc:iab:iabjlr:v:2016:i:4:p:367-386
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    1. Mullen, Kathleen J. & Staubli, Stefan, 2016. "Disability benefit generosity and labor force withdrawal," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 143(C), pages 49-63.
    2. Ziebarth, Nicolas R. & Karlsson, Martin, 2010. "A natural experiment on sick pay cuts, sickness absence, and labor costs," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 94(11-12), pages 1108-1122, December.
    3. Staubli, Stefan, 2011. "The impact of stricter criteria for disability insurance on labor force participation," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 95(9-10), pages 1223-1235, October.
    4. Ziebarth, Nicolas R., 2011. "Assessing the Effectiveness of Health Care Cost Containment Measures," IZA Discussion Papers 5602, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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    Keywords

    Behinderte; Behindertenpolitik - internationaler Vergleich; Beschäftigungspolitik; berufliche Integration; Arbeitsförderung; Reformpolitik; politischer Wandel; Erwerbsunfähigkeitsrente; Erwerbsminderungsrente; Rentenpolitik; Bundesrepublik Deutschland; Niederlande; Schweden; USA;

    JEL classification:

    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I13 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Insurance, Public and Private
    • J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
    • J18 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Public Policy

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