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Social Security Programs and Retirement around the WorldHistorical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms$
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David A. Wise

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226903095

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226921952.001.0001

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. Disability Pension Program and Labor Force Participation in Japan An Historical Perspective

. Disability Pension Program and Labor Force Participation in Japan An Historical Perspective

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(p.391) 11. Disability Pension Program and Labor Force Participation in Japan An Historical Perspective
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Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World
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Takashi Oshio

Satoshi Shimizutani

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226921952.003.0012

This chapter, which examines the relationship between the disability pension program and the labor force participation of middle-aged and old people in Japan, shows that mortality and other health measures are largely unrelated to the disability program participation rates. Although major changes in the disability program slightly expanded the eligibility for the disability insurance program, program participation remains very low. Thus, the effect on labor force participation is very limited in Japan compared with some European countries with a high take-up rate inducing early retirement.

Keywords:   disability insurance, disability pension, labor force, health status, mortality, early retirement

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