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Table 8 Estimates of differences in allowance rates by gubernatorial term length for three different time periods: 1982–86, 1987–92, 1993–00

From: The political economy of the disability insurance: theory and evidence of gubernatorial learning

  (1) (2) (3) (4)
Dependent variable Disability Concurrent Disability Concurrent
  Insurance (DI) (DI + SSI) Insurance (DI) (DI + SSI)
  allowance allowance log-applications log-applications
  rate (in %) rate (in %) (in %) (in %)
=1 if multiterm in 1982–85 0.70 0.55 -0.47 -5.60*
  (1.23) (1.45) (2.54) (3.39)
=1 if multiterm in 1987–92 1.16* 1.92*** -0.06 0.56
  (0.67) (0.68) (1.46) (1.82)
=1 if multiterm in 1993–00 1.93*** 1.76** -1.25 -1.05
  (0.71) (0.69) (1.79) (2.15)
State FE Y Y Y Y
Year FE Y Y Y Y
Clustered standard errors Y Y Y Y
Estimation method OLS OLS OLS OLS
Observations 745 745 745 745
R-squared 0.796 0.730 0.994 0.992
  1. Heteroskedasticity and autocorrelation (4 lags) robust standard errors at the state level in parentheses. Coefficients that are significant at the.10 [.05] (.01) are marked with *[**](***). Regressions all include additional controls for state marriage rates and age-adjusted state death rates.