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Home | News | Paper by Anne Gielen featured as chart of the week in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
News | April 23, 2021

Paper by Anne Gielen featured as chart of the week in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics

The paper ‘Intergenerational Spillovers in Disability Insurance' by research fellow Anne Gielen (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Gordon B. Dahl (University of California, San Diego, United States) is being featured as chart of the week in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

Paper by Anne Gielen featured as chart of the week in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
Abstract

Using a 1993 Dutch policy reform and a regression discontinuity design, we find children of parents whose disability insurance (DI) eligibility was reduced are 11 percent less likely to participate in DI themselves, do not alter their use of other government programs, and earn 2 percent more as adults. The reduced transfers and increased taxes of children account for 40 percent of the fiscal savings relative to parents in present discounted value terms. Moreover, children of treated parents complete more schooling, have a lower probability of serious criminal arrests and incarceration, and take fewer mental health drugs as adults.

View paper here and the chart of the week article here.

Article Citation:
Gordon B. Dahl and Anne C. Gielen, “Intergenerational Spillovers in Disability Insurance”, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Volume 13, No. 2, April 2021, Pages 116-150, DOI: 10.1257/app.20190544.