Disability Screening and Labor Supply: Evidence from South Africa

6 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2013

Date Written: September 24, 2013

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Mitra, Sophie, Disability Screening and Labor Supply: Evidence from South Africa (September 24, 2013). American Economic Review, Vol. 99, No. 2, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2330463 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2330463

Sophie Mitra (Contact Author)

Fordham University ( email )

441 East Fordham road
Bronx, NY 10458
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.fordham.edu/economics/mitra

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