Applications to the U.S. Disability Program: A Semiparametric Approach

TitleApplications to the U.S. Disability Program: A Semiparametric Approach
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsKreider, B, Riphahn, RT
InstitutionCenter for Economic Policy Research
KeywordsDisabilities, Methodology, Pensions

This study investigates the determinants of applications for US disability benefits between 1986 and 1993 using a semiparametric discrete factor procedure. Approximating a dynamic optimization model, the estimation carefully accounts for a variety of potential biases that weren’t addressed in previous studies. Our results indicate vast differences in the responses of men and women to variations in policy measures. Past labour earnings and fringe benefits as well as benefit eligibility and benefit amounts clearly affect application behaviour.

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Disability/Disability/Social Security Research/Benefits

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