Labour Supply and Welfare Effects of Disability Insurance: A Survey
Chiara Dal Bianco ()
Additional contact information
Chiara Dal Bianco: University of Padua
Italian Economic Journal: A Continuation of Rivista Italiana degli Economisti and Giornale degli Economisti, 2019, vol. 5, issue 1, 161-189
Abstract This paper provides an overview of the labour supply disincentive and the insurance effect of public disability insurance (DI) programmes targeted to permanently disabled adults. It builds on previous survey papers to review the empirical findings on the direction and magnitude of the DI effects on labour market participation. It particularly focuses on the consequences of altering specific parameters of the DI schemes, such as benefit amount, screening stringency and return-to-work incentives. Finally, it surveys the recent literature investigating the level of insurance against work-limiting health impairments provided by DI programmes and the value of DI for beneficiaries. This literature is of particular relevance in a period in which many countries are facing the challenge of reforming DI schemes to guarantee their sustainability.
Keywords: Disability insurance; Labour supply; Health; Welfare (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I3 I13 J2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s40797-019-00086-z Abstract (text/html)
Access to the full text of the articles in this series is restricted.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:spr:italej:v:5:y:2019:i:1:d:10.1007_s40797-019-00086-z
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Access Statistics for this article
Italian Economic Journal: A Continuation of Rivista Italiana degli Economisti and Giornale degli Economisti is currently edited by Roberto Cellini
More articles in Italian Economic Journal: A Continuation of Rivista Italiana degli Economisti and Giornale degli Economisti from Springer, Società Italiana degli Economisti (Italian Economic Association) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla ().