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Disability Insurance, Population Health and Employment in Sweden

  • Jönsson, Lisa

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    (Dept. of Economics, Stockholm University)

  • Palme, Mårten

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    (Dept. of Economics, Stockholm University)

  • Svensson, Ingemar

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    (Swedish Pensions Agency)

This paper describes the development of population health and disability insurance utilization for older workers in Sweden and analyses the relation between the two. We use three different measures of population health: (1) the mortality rate (measured between 1950 and 2009); (2) the prevalence of different types of health deficiencies obtained from Statistics Sweden’s Survey on Living Conditions (ULF, 1975-2005); (3) the utilization of health care from the inpatient register (1968–2008). We also study the development of the relative health between disability insurance recipients and non-recipients. Finally, we study the effect of the introduction of less strict eligibility criteria for older workers in 1970 and 1972 as well as the subsequent abolishment of these rules in 1991 and 1997, respectively.

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Paper provided by Stockholm University, Department of Economics in its series Research Papers in Economics with number 2010:25.

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Length: 50 pages
Date of creation: 25 Nov 2010
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Publication status: Published in Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms, Wise, David A. (eds.), 2012, chapter 2, pages 79-126, University of Chicago Press.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:sunrpe:2010_0025
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  1. Lindbeck, Assar & Palme, Mårten & Persson, Mats, 2009. "Social Interaction and Sickness Absence," Research Papers in Economics 2009:4, Stockholm University, Department of Economics.
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