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Disability life table by cause for insured workers in Brazil, 1999-2002

Marilia Gomes, Centro de Desenvolvimento e Planejamento Regional (CEDEPLAR)
Everton Lima, Centro de Desenvolvimento e Planejamento Regional (CEDEPLAR)
Moema G.B. Figoli, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

The main goal of this paper is to estimate a Disability Beneficiaries Life Table from the General Social Security Regime for Private Sector Workers (RGPS), by sex, age and disability cause, in Brazil, using multiple-decrement models. The results show that – in contradiction with the disability life tables used in the private sector – the male disability retirement hazard, increases steadily until age 65 and after that it decreases. However, for females, these risks increase continuously up to the oldest age. More sex differential shows that, among the women, the risk of disability retirement is larger due to circulatory diseases, musculoskeletal diseases and neoplasms. Among the men, mental disorders are the most responsible for an overweight in the number of pensioners, especially among the young and adult ages groups. This paper contributes to a better understanding of work and disability, especially in the field of social security and retirement.

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Presented in Poster Session 4: Poster Session 4: health and ageing