Work Limitation Reporting and Disability Programs in Europe and the U.S.

Na Yin, Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY) and CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR)
Frank Heiland, Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY)

We investigate the relationship between individuals’ work limitations and disability policy environment in seven European countries and the US. We account for response scale effects using anchoring vignettes on pain, cardiovascular health, and depression. We find that there are important differences in reporting styles across countries that can be linked to disability policies (most notably program generosity).

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Presented in Session 179: Demography of Disability among Persons of Working Ages