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dc.contributor.authorKostøl, Andreas Ravndalen_US
dc.contributor.authorMogstad, Magneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-31en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-14T11:07:01Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-14T11:07:01Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62499-
dc.description.abstractDisability Insurance (DI) programs have long been criticized by economists for apparent work disincentives. Some countries have recently modified their programs such that DI recipients are allowed to keep some of their benefits if they return to work, and other countries are considering similar return-to-work policies. However, there is little empirical evidence of the effectiveness of programs that incentivize the return to work by DI recipients. Using a local randomized experiment that arises from a sharp discontinuity in DI policy in Norway, we provide transparent and credible identification of how financial incentives induce DI recipients to return to work. We find that many DI recipients have considerable capacity to work that can be effectively induced by providing financial work incentives. We also show that providing work incentives to DI recipients may both increase their disposable income and reduce program costs. Our findings also suggest that targeted policies may be the most effective in encouraging DI recipients to return to work.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit |x6702en_US
dc.subject.jelH53en_US
dc.subject.jelH55en_US
dc.subject.jelI18en_US
dc.subject.jelJ21en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keyworddisability insuranceen_US
dc.subject.keywordfinancial incentivesen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor supplyen_US
dc.subject.keywordregression discontinuity designen_US
dc.subject.stwErwerbsunfähigkeitsrenteen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsangeboten_US
dc.subject.stwÖkonomischer Anreizen_US
dc.subject.stwBerufliche Integrationen_US
dc.subject.stwTesten_US
dc.subject.stwNorwegenen_US
dc.titleHow financial incentives induce disability insurance recipients to return to worken_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn72036440Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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