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dc.contributor.authorBanks, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorKapteyn, Arieen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, James P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorvan Soest, Arthuren_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:13:29Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:13:29Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20353-
dc.description.abstractSelf-reported work disability is analyzed in the US, the UK and the Netherlands. Different wordings of the questions lead to different work disability rates. But even if identical questions are asked, cross-country differences remain substantial. Respondent evaluations of work limitations of hypothetical persons described in vignettes are used to identify the extent to which differences in self-reports between countries or socio-economic groups are due to systematic variation in the response scales. Results suggest that more than half of the difference between the rates of self-reported work disability in the US and the Netherlands can be explained by response scale differences. A similar methodology is used to analyze the reporting bias that arises if respondents justify being on disability benefits by overstating their work limiting disabilities.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 1118en_US
dc.subject.jelC81en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ28en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordwork limiting disabilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordvignettesen_US
dc.subject.keywordreporting biasen_US
dc.subject.keywordjustification biasen_US
dc.subject.stwBehinderte Arbeitskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwStatistische Methodeen_US
dc.subject.stwBiasen_US
dc.subject.stwBehindertenpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwVereinigte Staatenen_US
dc.subject.stwGrossbritannienen_US
dc.subject.stwNiederlandeen_US
dc.titleInternational Comparisons of Work Disabilityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn385395639en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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