The impact of stricter criteria for disability insurance on labor force participation☆

  title={The impact of stricter criteria for disability insurance on labor force participation☆},
  author={Stefan Staubli},
  booktitle={Journal of public economics},
This paper studies the effect of a large-scale policy change in the Austrian disability insurance program, which tightened eligibility criteria for men above a certain age. Using administrative data on the universe of Austrian private-sector employees, the results of difference-in-difference regressions suggest a substantial and statistically significant decline in disability enrollment of 6 to 7.4 percentage points and an increase in employment of 1.6 to 3.4 percentage points. The policy… CONTINUE READING
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