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Dynamics of Disability and Work in Canada

Umut Oguzoglu ()

No 6603, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: Canadian disability policy has come a long way in the past century. However, in contrast with the evidence that disability is not permanent for most, current disability support programs still carry the old static view of permanent disability. By employing a dynamic panel data model of labour force participation, the findings of this paper suggest that labour force exposure is crucial for better return-to-work outcomes for persons with a disability. Without labour force exposure, the effect of a temporary disability is prolonged and participation efforts of the disabled community are slowed down.

Keywords: disability; labour force participation; dynamic panel data models (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J14 J21 C23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 29 pages
Date: 2012-05
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-hea and nep-lab
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