Disability Pension Program and Labor Force Participation in Japan: A Historical Perspective
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The original version of this paper was presented at the conference on the International Social Security Project (Phase VI) organized by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 28-29, 2010. We are grateful for the useful comments from participants at the meeting and financial support via a Grant-in-Aid for Specially Promoted Research from Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (grant number 22000001). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.