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Incapacity Benefits versus Benefit Transfers


J. Michael Orszag


Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Dennis J. Snower


University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

September 1996

CEPR Discussion Paper Series No. 1471

Abstract:     
The paper explores the employment implications of allowing people the opportunity of using a portion of their incapacity benefits to provide employment vouchers for employers that hire them. The analysis indicates that introducing this policy could increase employment, raise the incomes of incapacity benefit recipients, and reduce employers' labor costs.

JEL Classification: J23, J24, J31, J32, J64

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Date posted: March 19, 1997  

Suggested Citation

Orszag, J. Michael and Snower, Dennis J., Incapacity Benefits versus Benefit Transfers (September 1996). CEPR Discussion Paper Series No. 1471. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=3813

Contact Information

J. Michael Orszag (Contact Author)
Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) ( email )
Watson House
London Road
Reigate, Surrey, RH2 9PQ
United Kingdom
+44 1737 241144 (Phone)
+44 1737 241496 (Fax)
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany
Dennis J. Snower
University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW) ( email )
Duesternbrooker Weg 120
D-24118 Kiel
Germany
+49+431-8814-235 (Phone)
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany
Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
77 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PZ
United Kingdom
CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)
Poschinger Str. 5
Munich, DE-81679
Germany
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