Interactions between Disability Support Programs: Some Canadian Evidence

Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 29, No. 4, 2003

28 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2011

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Harry A. Krashinsky

University of Toronto - Centre For Industrial Relations

Michele Campolieti

University of Toronto at Scarborough - Division of Management

Date Written: May 21, 2002

Abstract

We examine the interactions that occur between social insurance programs that support disabled persons, using Canadian data. We use a specification that is based on a gravity model from the international trade literature. We find that workers’ compensation programs appear to have a large effect on the growth of the Canada/Quebec Pension Plan disability program. However, the other programs (welfare and unemployment insurance) we examine have much weaker effects. We conclude the paper by briefly discussing the implications of our estimates for disability policy.

Suggested Citation

Krashinsky, Harry A. and Campolieti, Michele (Mike), Interactions between Disability Support Programs: Some Canadian Evidence (May 21, 2002). Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 29, No. 4, 2003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1945423

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University of Toronto at Scarborough - Division of Management ( email )

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