Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/57968
Authors: 
Bratberg, Espen
Nilsen, Øivind Anti
Vaage, Kjell
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo working paper: Social Protection 3796
Abstract: 
This paper addresses whether children's exposure to parents receiving disability benefits induces a higher probability of receiving such benefits themselves. Most OECD countries experience an increasing proportion of the working-age population receiving permanent disability benefits. Using data from Norway, a country where around 10% of the working-age population rely on disability benefits, we find that the amount of time that children are exposed to their fathers receiving disability benefits affects their own likelihood of receiving benefits positively. This finding is robust to a range of different specifications, including family fixed effects.
Subjects: 
disability
intergenerational correlations
siblings fixed effects
JEL: 
H55
J62
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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