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Screening stringency in the disability insurance program
(), Lisa Laun
() and Tobias Laun
Abstract: We propose a strategy for assessing how the inflow to the
disability insurance program has been governed over time. We analyze the
ex-ante health of individuals entering the program, compared to individuals
not entering the program in the same year, by using ex-post mortality.
Applying the strategy to Sweden, we find large variation in the relative
health of new beneficiaries compared to non-beneficiaries over time. Some
of the fluctuations correspond well to formal changes to screening
stringency. However, we also find large variation in health during periods
when no changes to formal eligibility criteria have been pursued.
Keywords: Disability insurance; screening stringency; proportional hazard model; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: C41; I18; J14; (follow links to similar papers)
30 pages, May 2, 2013
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Johansson, Per, Lisa Laun and Tobias Laun, (2014), 'Screening stringency in the disability insurance program', The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol. 14, july, No. 3, pages 873-891
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