By P. R. de Jong, J. M. Aarts
One of many extra outstanding elements of the Dutch Welfare nation is its obvious hassle in controlling the variety of move recipients. a major instance of this administration challenge is the incapacity coverage application. This monograph offers an intensive research of the behavioral responses of staff and corporations to this beneficiant incapacity scheme. the guts of the research is the empirical half in accordance with a wealthy info set of people who follow for merits and those that don't. the information derive either from self-reports in addition to scientific and vocational specialist reviews. Combining elements of future health economics, scientific sociology and econometric approach, the authors may be able to display the tricky causalities that underlie the incapacity approach.
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With an initial reduction of 10 points, the decrease has not been extremely large in the Netherlands. However, since Dutch male participation rates came down from a rather low level in 1970, the result has been a position at the bottom line in 1985. During the late 1980s, male participation rates went up in four of the countries listed, most notably in Germany (up 3 points). The decline continued in five countries. In France and Spain, with a decline of 6 and 4 points, respectively, no reversal of the historical trend occurred.
This eligibility criterion does not apply to those who are handicapped congeni tally, or who became handicapped in early childhood. AAW-benefit size is derived from the social minimum. Before the 1987 Reform, the base amount determining AAW-benefit entitlements depended on household composition and household earnings. From the inception of the AAW-program, the existing disability provisions for private and public sector employees (WAO and ABP-pensions), which are earnings related, became supplementary to the minimum AAW-benefit.
Over the 1970-1990 period, decreases (France: - 9 points) as well as increases can be observed. Again, the Swedish figure, showing an increase of 21 points, is remarkable. The labor force participation rate among older Dutch females has been at the bottom line throughout the entire period. 5, Dutch labor force participation rates, both male and female, are among the lowest. This was true in 1970 and still was the case in 1990. It holds for the population in the 55-64 age group as well as for the entire population of working age years.