Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/110104
Authors: 
Kostøl, Andreas Ravndal
Mogstad, Magne
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8893
Abstract: 
Two key questions in thinking about the size and growth of the disability insurance program are to what extent it discourages work, and how valuable the insurance is to individuals and families. These questions motivate our paper. We begin by describing the earnings, disposable income and consumption of awarded and rejected DI applicants, before and after the disability onset and the allowance decision. Next, we discuss how these descriptive results can be interpreted through the lens of alternative empirical approaches. Our analysis uses a Norwegian population panel data set with detailed information about every individual and household.
Subjects: 
disability insurance
labor supply
benefit substitution
disposable income
JEL: 
I38
J62
H53
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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