Applications to the US Disability Program: A Semiparametric Approach

TitleApplications to the US Disability Program: A Semiparametric Approach
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsRiphahn, RT, Kreider, B
KeywordsDisabilities, Retirement Planning and Satisfaction, Social Security

This study investigates the determinants of applications for U.S. 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 were not addressed in previous studies. Our results indicate vast differences in the responses of men and women to variations in policy measures. Past labor earnings and fringe benefits as well as benefit eligibility and benefit amounts clearly affect application behavior.


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Social Security and Public Pensions/Retirement/Retirement Policies/Disability/Disability

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