Screening stringency in the disability insurance program
We propose a strategy for assessing how the inflow to the disability insurance program has been governed over time. We analyze the ex-ante health of individuals entering the program, compared to individuals not entering the program in the same year, by using ex-post mortality. Applying the strategy to Sweden, we find large variation in the relative health of new beneficiaries compared to non-beneficiaries over time. Some of the fluctuations correspond well to formal changes to screening stringency. However, we also find large variation in health during periods when no changes to formal eligibility criteria have been pursued.
|Date of creation:||02 May 2013|
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|Publication status:||Published as Johansson, Per, Lisa Laun and Tobias Laun, 'Screening stringency in the disability insurance program' in The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2014, pages 873-891.|
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