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Replication data for: The Impact of Disability Benefits on Labor Supply: Evidence from the VA's Disability Compensation Program

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Autor, David H.
  • Duggan, Mark
  • Greenberg, Kyle
  • Lyle, David S.
Publication Date
2016-07-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Combining administrative data from the US Army, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Social Security Administration, we analyze the effect of the VA's Disability Compensation (DC) program on veterans' labor force participation and earnings. We study the 2001 Agent Orange decision, a unique policy change that expanded DC eligibility for Vietnam veterans who served in theater but did not expand eligibility to other veterans of this era, to assess the causal effects of DC enrollment. We estimate that benefits receipt reduced veterans' labor force participation by 18 percentage points, though measured income net of transfer income rose on average.
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20150158 (Text)
Publications
  • Autor, David H., Mark Duggan, Kyle Greenberg, and David S. Lyle. “The Impact of Disability Benefits on Labor Supply: Evidence from the VA’s Disability Compensation Program.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 8, no. 3 (July 2016): 31–68. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20150158.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20150158 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Autor, David H.; Duggan, Mark; Greenberg, Kyle; Lyle, David S. (2016): Replication data for: The Impact of Disability Benefits on Labor Supply: Evidence from the VA's Disability Compensation Program. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113644