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Social Security Programs and Retirement Around the World Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms

ISBN-10: 0226903095

ISBN-13: 9780226903095

Edition: 2012

Authors: David A. Wise

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 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, in coming decades social security in many countries may 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, the authors explore the extent to which differences in the labor force are determined by disability insurance programs, and to what extent disability insurance reforms are prompted by the circumstances of a country’s elderly population. 
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Book details

List price: $144.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/15/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 472
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694

David A. Wise is the John F. Stambaugh Professor of Political Economy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is the area director of Health and Retirement Programs and director of the Program on the Economics of Aging at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Acknowledgments
Introduction and Summary
Disability, Health, and Retirement in the United Kingdom
Disability Insurance, Population Health, and Employment in Sweden
Health, Disability, and Pathways into Retirement in Spain
Health Status, Welfare Programs Participation, and Labor Force Activity in Italy
Disability Programs, Health, and Retirement in Denmark since 1960
Disability in Belgium: There Is More Than Meets the Eye
Disability, Pension Reform, and Early Retirement in Germany
Disability and Social Security Reforms: The French Case
Disability Insurance Programs in Canada
The Long-Run Growth of Disability Insurance in the United States
Disability Pension Program and Labor Force Participation in Japan: An Historical Perspective
Disability Insurance and Labor Market Exit Routes of Older Workers in the Netherlands
Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index