Award errors and permanent disability benefits in Spain

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Jiménez-Martín, Sergi; Labeaga, José M.; Vilaplana Prieto, Cristina. Award errors and permanent disability benefits in Spain. 2006
To cite or link this document: Jiménez-Martín, Sergi Labeaga, José M. Vilaplana Prieto, Cristina
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa 2006-05-01
dc.description.abstract There is a controversial debate about the effects of permanent disability benefits on labor market behavior. In this paper we estimate equations for deserving and receiving disability benefits to evaluate the award error as the difference in the probability of receiving and deserving using survey data from Spain. Our results indicate that individuals aged between 55 and 59, self-employers or working in an agricultural sector have a probability of receiving a benefit without deserving it significantly higher than the rest of individuals. We also find evidence of gender discrimination since male have a significantly higher probability of receiving a benefit without deserving it. This seems to confirm that disability benefits are being used as an instrument for exiting the labor market for some individuals approaching the early retirement or those who do not have right to retire early. Taking into account that awarding process depends on Social Security Provincial Department, this means that some departments are applying loosely the disability requirements for granting disability benefits.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 966
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dc.title Award errors and permanent disability benefits in Spain
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper 2016-06-04T02:50:56Z
dc.subject.keyword Labour, Public, Development and Health Economics
dc.subject.keyword disability benefits
dc.subject.keyword award error
dc.subject.keyword early retirement
dc.subject.keyword social security
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