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Disability Insurance, Population Health and Employment in Sweden

Lisa Jönsson (), Mårten Palme () and Ingemar Svensson ()
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Lisa Jönsson: Dept. of Economics, Stockholm University, Postal: Department of Economics, Stockholm University, S-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Ingemar Svensson: Swedish Pensions Agency, Postal: Box 38190, 100 64 Stockholm, Sweden.

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No 2010:25, Research Papers in Economics from Stockholm University, Department of Economics

Abstract: This paper describes the development of population health and disability insurance utilization for older workers in Sweden and analyses the relation between the two. We use three different measures of population health: (1) the mortality rate (measured between 1950 and 2009); (2) the prevalence of different types of health deficiencies obtained from Statistics Sweden’s Survey on Living Conditions (ULF, 1975-2005); (3) the utilization of health care from the inpatient register (1968–2008). We also study the development of the relative health between disability insurance recipients and non-recipients. Finally, we study the effect of the introduction of less strict eligibility criteria for older workers in 1970 and 1972 as well as the subsequent abolishment of these rules in 1991 and 1997, respectively.

Keywords: Disability insurance; Population health (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H51 H55 I18 J26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-age, nep-eur, nep-hea and nep-ias
Date: 2010-11-25
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Published in Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms, Wise, David A. (eds.), 2012, chapter 2, pages 79-126, University of Chicago Press.

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