Report

Previous Income Support Receipt of Entrants to the Disability Support Pension

R Wilkins, Lixin CAI, Ha Vu

Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research | Published : 2006

Abstract

• Using a 10% sample of income support recipients over the period January 1995 to June 2004, we examine income support receipt of Disability Support Pension (DSP) recipients prior to commencement of DSP receipt. The report consists of two main components: descriptive analysis and econometric modelling. • The descriptive analysis documents the characteristics of DSP entrants, the origins of DSP inflows, pre-DSP patterns of income support receipt, and labour market attachment and work incapacity when on non-DSP income support payments prior to entry to DSP. In addition, a cohort of entrants to non-DSP income support payments is followed ..

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