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Table 4 Descriptive statistics

From: Financial work incentives for disability benefit recipients: lessons from a randomised field experiment

  Observations Mean
Phone call: Positive/neutral reactiona 4,000 0.04
Phone call: Any reactiona 4,000 0.08
Phone call: Only positive reactiona 4,000 0.03
Seed capital: lowa 4,000 0.50
Seed capital: higha 4,000 0.50
Type 1: not workingb 2,297 0.63
Type 2: working at notchb 2,297 0.10
Type 3: working not at notchb 2,297 0.27
Total yearly benefit level (in 1,000 CHF)b 1,813 31.77
Yearly wage (in 1,000 CHF)b 2,202 6.24
Self-reported health: good/very goodc 2,198 0.31
Has any painsc 2,200 0.77
Difficulty: Mobilityc 2,206 0.40
Difficulty: Householdc 2,214 0.60
Difficulty: Self-carec 2,214 0.20
Years in DIc 2,214 0.06
No difficulty to find new employmentc 2,214 0.18
Agec 2,214 42.19
Malec 2,214 0.48
Foreignc 2,214 0.31
Civil status: Single/widowc 2,214 0.43
Civil status: Marriedc 2,214 0.41
Civil status: Divorced/separatedc 2,214 0.16
Dependent childrenc 2,214 0.37
Disease: Mentalc 2,214 0.52
Disease: Nervous systemc 2,214 0.08
Disease: Back disorders c 2,214 0.06
Disease: Other musculoskeletal diseasesc 2,214 0.09
Disease: Injuriesc 2,214 0.09
Disease: Otherc 2,214 0.16
Start of pension receipt: Before 1996c 2,214 0.22
Start of pension receipt: 1996 - 2000c 2,214 0.25
Start of pension receipt: 2001 - 2006c 2,214 0.36
Start of pension receipt: After 2006c 2,214 0.18
Education: Compulsory education or lessc 2,214 0.35
Education: Vocational degreec 2,214 0.52
Education: High school degreec 2,214 0.04
Education: Higher vocational or collegec 2,214 0.09
  1. The table presents descriptive statistics for the sample of treated individuals or for subgroups with non-missing information on the respective variables. Samples: aIndividuals in both treatment groups; bIndividuals in treatment groups with survey response; cIndividuals in sample b with non-missing information on capacity-to-work variables (such as difficulty to find employment). Source: Own calculations based on administrative data and survey data, provided by the Federal Social Insurance Office, Switzerland