Publication type: Conference poster
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Title: Disability benefit application in Switzerland : an analysis of linked administrative and survey data
Authors: Altwicker-Hámori, Szilvia
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckab165.313
Published in: European Journal of Public Health
Volume(Issue): 31
Issue: Supplement 3
Page(s): 457
Conference details: 14th European Public Health Conference, online, 10-12 November 2021
Issue Date: 20-Oct-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1101-1262
1464-360X
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 360: Social problems and social insurance
Abstract: Background: One priority of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 was to increase the labor market participation of individuals with disabilities. Switzerland shares this priority: The guiding principle of disability insurance is ‘rehabilitation before pension'. Access to rehabilitation measures to restore, maintain or improve the earning capacity of individuals with disabilities via disability insurance benefit (DB) application is essential. The aim of this study was thus to identify factors associated with DB application in Switzerland. Methods: A novel dataset was created linking survey information from the 2010 Social Protection and Labour Market with administrative data on DB application (2009-2018). Multiple logistic regression was used to examine the association between health-related, demographic and socioeconomic factors and DB application in adults aged 18-55 (N = 18,448). Results: Higher odds of DB application were found for those suffering from long-term health-related activity limitations (OR 2.88; 95% CI 1.29-6.44); born outside of Switzerland (OR 1.75; 95% CI 1.32-2.32); living without a working partner (OR 1.54; 95% CI 1.17-2.02); living without a child aged 0-14 years (OR 1.70; 95% CI 1.29-2.26); aged 18-39 (OR 1.41; 95% CI 1.09-1.83); with an occupation in ‘Manufacturing' (OR 2.75; 95% CI 1.68-4.50), ‘Construction and mining' (OR 2.03; 95% CI 1.13-3.66), ‘Trade and transport' (OR 2.12; 95% CI 1.30-3.45), ‘Business and administration' (OR 1.68; 95% CI 1.03-2.72), and ‘Health, teaching, culture and science' (OR 1.55; 95% CI 1.05-2.29); and renters (OR 1.44; 95% CI 1.07-1.94). No statistically significant association was found between sex or registered unemployment within five years preceding the survey and DB application. Conclusions: This study confirmed limited European evidence suggesting that DB application is more than a health-related phenomenon. However, it presented a less consistent picture on the role of marginalisation in DB application.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/23551
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Health Sciences
Organisational Unit: Institute of Public Health (IPH)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Junge Menschen mit gesundheitlichen Einschränkungen: Anmeldung bei der Invalidenversicherung, Arbeitsmarktbeteiligung und Zugang zur Sozialversicherungsgerichtsbarkeit
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