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Drawing on the theoretical framework of the Economics of Convention this paper analyses the employment of people with disabilities as a valuation process. Based on case studies and interviews in business companies and disability insurance offices, it explores how employers and disability insurance determine the value of disabled workers. Inasmuch as employers are not willing to adapt performance standards, job design and work organisation, disability insurance attains individual exceptions for its clients at best, while disabling standards remain intact.


Both in theory and practice, great attention is paid to the analysis of the pension expenditures level, their determinants, as well as the options for their reduction, whereas the analysis of the revenues level and contributions, as the most significant revenue in contribution-based pension systems, is often neglected. The aim of this paper is to analyse the determinants of the level of contributions for pension and disability insurance in order to identify options for increasing their levels in the pension system of the Republic of Serbia. By using the comparative method, a comparative analysis of data about the trends of the most significant determinants of contribution levels among the European Union Member States and Serbia is performed. Research results have shown that increase in the contribution level for pension and disability insurance in the Republic of Serbia can be achieved by extending the definition of contribution base of employees, increasing the average effective retirement age and increasing the effective population coverage by this insurance. In addition to pointing out the options for increasing the contribution level for pension and disability insurance, the authors also propose the measures which can be applied in order to affect the increase of the contribution level for this insurance and, therefore, the total revenues level of the pension system of the Republic of Serbia.

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mutual fund to yield annuity-like benefits , Financ. Anal. J., Vol. 63(1), 63-67. Habermann S., Pitacco E., 1999, Actuarial Models for Disability Insurance , Chapman & Hall/CRC, London. Homa M., 2015a, Mathematical reserves in insurance with equity funds versus the real value of a reference portfolio , Research Papers of Wroclaw University of Economics Financial Investment and Insurance-Global Trends and the Polish Market 381, 86-97. Homa M, 2015b, The impact of additional insurance options of the abd, ali and adi-type on the level of mathematical reserves of

national social insurance systems and related policies in the Netherlands on sickness and long-term absence, Stress Impact project. Hoofdorp: The Netherlands Association of Applied Scientific Research. TNO Work and Employment; 2003. Social Security Administration. Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program 2001. (US) SSA Office of Policy, Office of Research, Evaluation and Statistics; 2001. Marmot M, Wilkinson R, editors. Social Determinants of Health. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 1999. Marmot M, Bosma H, Hemingway H, Brunner

2018, Ubezpieczenia emerytalne i rentowe. Cudzoziemcy [ Retirement and disability insurance. Foreigners Available from: < >. [5 May 2019]. Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych 2018 Ubezpieczenia emerytalne i rentowe. Cudzoziemcy [Retirement and disability insurance. Foreigners] Available from 5 May 2019 Zarycki, T (ed.) 2016, Polska jako peryferie [ Poland as a periphery Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar, Warszawa

of these cases are shown in Table 1 . Table 1 Litigation characteristics and outcomes Case Year Patient status Sued Reason Outcome Court site Horwitz vs. Yale New Haven Hosp . 1996 Died Hospital and Physician Medical Malpractice Claim Defendants did not deviate from the applicable standard of care Superior Court of Connecticut Woodmancy vs. Colvin 2013 Alive Commissioner of the Social Security Administration Review of Commissioner’s decision to deny her applications for disability insurance benefits and for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits Commissioner

replacement ratio is explained on the one hand by the fact that the compensation is not taxed as income and furthermore by the intention of providing motivation for the employee to return to work. Individual US states used to set minimum and maximum compensation values in relation to the average state-wide wage. If an employee is simultaneously entitled to a compensation pension and an invalidity pension from the federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) system, the total amount of both benefits may not exceed 80% of the individual’s wage prior to the work

and disability insurance for agricultural workers], Przegląd ubezpieczeń Społecznych, no. 3/1934, p. 148-151. 25Social privileges in the Second Polish Republic This type of protection was available to white-collar workers after the regulation of 1927 entered into force. This group was much smaller than blue-collar workers (about 300-350 thousand people were insured); nonetheless, also this group should be considered privileged in this re- spect. What is more, the terms and conditions regarding retirement insur- ance were much more favorable for white