Social security programs and retirement around the world : historical trends in mortality and health, employment, and disability insurance participation and reforms / edited by David A. Wise.

Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, [2012]
ix, 459 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


Sponsoring body
National Bureau of Economic Research conference report [More in this series]
Summary note
"In nearly every industrialized country, large aging populations and increased life expectancy have placed enormous pressure on social security programs - and, until recently, the pressure has been compounded by a trend toward retirement at an earlier age. With a larger fraction of the population receiving benefits, social security in many countries may soon have to be reformed in order to remain financially viable. This volume offers a cross-country analysis of the effects of disability insurance programs on labor force participation by older workers. Drawing on measures of health that are comparable across countries, it explores how differences in the labor force are determined by disability insurance programs and to what extent reforms are prompted by the circumstances of a country's elderly."
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Disability, health and retirement in the United Kingdom / James Banks, Richard Blundell, Antoine Bozio, and Carl Emmerson
  • Disability insurance, population health and employment in Sweden / Lisa Jönsson, Mårten Palme, and Ingemar Svensson
  • Health, disability and pathways into retirement in Spain / Pilar García-Gómez, Sergi Jiménez-Martín, and Judit Vall Castelló
  • Health status, welfare programs participation and labor force activity in Italy / Agar Brugiavini and Franco Peracchi
  • Disability programs, health and retirement in Denmark since 1960 / Paul Bingley, Nabanita Datta Gupta, and Peder J. Pedersen
  • Disability in Belgium : there is more than meets the eye / Alain Jousten, Mathieu Lefebvre, and Sergio Perelman
  • Disability, pension reform and early retirement in Germany / Axel Börsch-Supan and Hendrik Jürges
  • Disability and social security reforms : the French case / Luc Behaghel, Didier Blanchet, Thierry Debrand and Muriel Roger
  • Disability insurance programs in Canada / Michael Baker and Kevin Milligan
  • The long-run growth of disability insurance in the United States / Kevin Milligan
  • Disability pension program and labor force participation in Japan : an historical perspective / Takashi Oshio and Satoshi Shimizutani
  • Disability insurance and labor market exit routes of older workers in the Netherlands / Klaas de Vos, Arie Kapteyn, and Adriaan Kalwij.
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