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Immigrant Networks and the Take-Up of Disability Programs: Evidence from U.S. Census Data

Delia Furtado and Nikolaos Theodoropoulos

Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College from Center for Retirement Research

Abstract: This paper examines the role of ethnic networks in disability program take-up among working-age immigrants in the United States. We find that even when controlling for country of origin and area of residence fixed effects, immigrants residing amidst a large number of co-ethnics are more likely to receive disability payments when their ethnic groups have higher take-up rates. Although this pattern can be partially explained by cross-group differences in satisfying the work history or income and asset requirements of the disability programs, we also find that social norms and, to a lesser extent, information sharing play important roles.

Pages: 56 pages
Date: 2012-10, Revised 2012-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-mig, nep-soc and nep-ure
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