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Table 9 Estimates of differences in allowance rates by gubernatorial term length between 2001 and 2013

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

  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
  Disability Insurance (DI) Concurrent (DI + SSI)
  Allowance rates Log-applications Allowance rates Log-applications
=1 if multi-term governor -1.20 -0.20 1.25 -3.69** -1.11 -0.16 -0.58 -1.09
  (0.92) (1.45) (1.50) (1.86) (0.95) (1.38) (1.84) (2.59)
=1 if governor cannot run again 0.50 -1.49 -0.01 1.55 0.60 -1.83 -0.84 -0.57
  (1.12) (1.67) (1.78) (2.47) (1.14) (1.70) (2.45) (3.39)
Constant 45.62*** 53.89*** 974.42*** 909.44*** 28.60*** 34.67*** 966.37*** 888.60***
  (1.16) (0.84) (4.77) (2.42) (0.88) (0.72) (2.94) (2.52)
Year FE Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
State FE Y N Y N Y N Y N
Governor FE N Y N Y N Y N Y
Estimation method OLS OLS OLS OLS OLS OLS OLS OLS
R-squared 0.720 0.881 0.996 0.998 0.703 0.883 0.992 0.996
Observations 618 618 618 618 618 618 618 618
  1. Based on 2001–2013 data file SSA-SA-MOWL found on www.data.gov. All regressions include year fixed effects, and either state or governor fixed effects. With governor fixed effect the standard errors (in parentheses) are clustered at the governor level, with state fixed effects the standard errors are robust to heteroskedasticity and autocorrelation (4 lags). Coefficients that are significant at the.10 [.05] (.01) are marked with *[**](***).