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Is dependency on disability insurance benefits transmitted from parents to children?

Disability benefits provide an essential safety net for many people of working age whose health prevents them from engaging in paid work. But many countries are increasingly concerned about the fiscal sustainability of high and growing disability insurance (DI) dependency … Continue reading

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Like father, like son? Family welfare cultures in Norway

In most Western countries children of welfare recipients are more likely to receive welfare benefits themselves. However, it is not clear if this link is causal or driven by other factors. A theory in line with the causal interpretation is … Continue reading

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Older workers use longer unemployment benefit duration to retire earlier

Extending the duration of unemployment insurance (UI) bene fits is one of the most important policy instruments to ease economic hardships of job losers – this is especially true for older workers who might be less likely to find a new … Continue reading

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