To what extent have relaxed eligibility requirements and increased generosity of disability benefits acted as disincentives for employment? A systematic review of evidence from countries with well-developed welfare systems

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  • Ben Barr
  • Stephen Clayton
  • Margaret Whitehead
  • Thielen, Karsten
  • Bo Burström
  • Lotta Nylén
  • Espen Dahl
Reductions in the eligibility requirements and generosity of disability benefits have been introduced in several Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries in recent years, on the assumption that this will increase work incentives for people with chronic illness and disabilities. This paper systematically reviews the evidence for this assumption in the context of well-developed welfare systems.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Epidemiology & Community Health
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)1106-14
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010

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