Disability Pension Program and Labor Force Participation in Japan: A Historical Perspective
This paper utilizes historical information to explore the relationship between labor force participation of middle aged and old people and the disability program in Japan. In particular, we explore the time series dimension to identify what has determined the trend in disability program participation over time and relate it with the labor supply. We find that mortality and health measures have been largely unrelated to the disability program participation rates. While major revisions to the disability program have slightly expanded the eligibility for DI programs, the program participation is still very low; thus, the effect on labor force participation is very limited in Japan, which is in contrast with some European countries that have high take up rates, inducing early retirement.
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|Publication status:||published as Takashi Oshio and Satoshi Shimizutani, "Disability pension program and labor force participation in Japan: A Historical Perspective," in David A. Wise ed., Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms, 2012, pp.391-417|
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