Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/91522
Authors: 
Crawford, Rowena
Disney, Richard
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IFS Working Papers W13/06
Abstract: 
We examine ill-health retirement of police officers in England and Wales between 2002-3 and 2009-10. Differences in ill-health retirement rates across forces are statistically related to area-specific stresses of policing and force-specific differences in human resources policies. Reforms to police pensions plans- in particular a shift in the incidence of financing ill-health retirement from central government to local police authorities- impacted on the level of ill-health retirement, especially among forces with above-average rates of retirement. We find that residual differences in post-2006 ill-health retirement rates across forces are related to their differential capacities to raise revenue from local property taxes. We quantify the impact of these reforms on overal pension plan liabilities.
Subjects: 
police pensions
ill-health retirement
state and local finance
JEL: 
H75
J26
J45
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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