Disability Screening and Labor Supply: Evidence from South Africa
6 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2013
Date Written: September 24, 2013
In this paper, I provide initial evidence on, and draw attention to, the effect of the South Africa Disability Grant program on labor supply, in the context of a policy change in disability screening. I use a difference-in-differences estimator to assess the effect of a change toward a less intensive disability screening on labor force nonparticipation for older individuals.
Keywords: South Africa, Disability grants, employment
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By Sophie Mitra