Dynamics of Work Disability and Pain

A. Kapteyn, J.P. Smith, A.H.O. van Soest

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Abstract

This paper investigates the role of pain in affecting self-reported work disability and employment of elderly workers in the US.We investigate pain and its relationship to work disability and work in a dynamic panel data model, using six biennial waves from the Health and Retirement Study.We find the dynamics of the presence of pain is central to understanding the dynamics of self-reported work disability.By affecting work disability pain also has important implications for the dynamic patterns of employment.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
PublisherEconometrics
Number of pages31
Volume2006-22
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameCentER Discussion Paper
Volume2006-22

Keywords

  • Work limiting disability
  • health

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