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Unemployment Duration and Inflows into the Disability Support Pension Program: Evidence from FaCS LDS Data

Cai, Lixin and Gregory, R. G (2005) Unemployment Duration and Inflows into the Disability Support Pension Program: Evidence from FaCS LDS Data. Australian Economic Review, 38 (3). pp. 233-252. ISSN 0004-9018

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Abstract

From the administrative data of the Australian Department of Family and Community Services it is found that a large proportion of Disability Support Pension (DSP) recipients transferred from unemployment benefits. Among those who transferred to DSP from unemployment benefits, a large proportion experienced multiple spells of income support receipt prior to the transition and a majority had more than a half-year pre-transition unemployment duration, with the average pre-transition unemployment duration being more than one year. These findings suggest that the unemployment benefit is not simply a‘hold-on’ benefit for those who experienced the unemployment—DSP transition. This article further examines what factors are associated with the transition. It is found that, among other things, the probability of transition to DSP from unemployment increases with duration on unemployment benefits.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID18416, disability support pension, DSP, unemployment, income support
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
SEO Classification > 9199 Other Economic Framework
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2012 02:25
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2014 06:29
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/2705
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8462.2005.00371.x
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