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Social Support Substitution and the Earnings Rebound: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity in Disability Insurance Reform

Lex Borghans, Anne C. Gielen, Erzo F.P. Luttmer

NBER Working Paper No. 18261
Issued in July 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We would like to thank Gerard van den Berg, Mark Duggan, Amy Finkelstein, Paul Frijters, Pierre Gielen, Ed Glaeser, David Johnston, Pierre Koning, Peter Kuhn, Ellen Meara, Jon Skinner, Doug Staiger, and Frank Vella, for helpful conversations. We thank seminar participants at IZA, Tilburg University, Maastricht University, University of Milan, the NBER Public Economics meetings, SciencesPo, University of New South Wales, Queensland University, the CPB, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, the University of Chicago, and the Tinbergen Institute, as well as participants at the IZA/IFAU, LEW, EALE, IZA/CEPR, and IZA/SOLE conferences for insightful comments. We would like to especially thank Bas ter Weel, who greatly contributed to the conception of this paper. All errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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