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The Economic Well-Being of the Disabled: 1962-84

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  • Robert Haveman
  • Barbara Wolfe

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This paper focuses on the disabled working age population and tracks the changes in their labor market performance, their receipt of public income transfers, and their economic well-being over the 1962-1984 period. The changes over time in these indicators are compared with those of the nondisabled population. The paper concludes that from the 1960s until the mid-1970s, the disabled improved their performance in the labor market; their real earnings rose both absolutely and relatively. The economic well-being of disabled males also increased rapidly during this period. However, in the last half of the 1970s the earnings of the disabled population fell rapidly, although the rapid growth of transfer income cushioned this fall until the late 1970s. Then, and especially after 1980, the controversial retrenchment in disability benefit programs struck, and the well-being of the disabled fell further.

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  • Robert Haveman & Barbara Wolfe, 1990. "The Economic Well-Being of the Disabled: 1962-84," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 25(1), pages 32-54.
  • Handle: RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:25:y:1990:i:1:p:32-54
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    1. Bruce Meyer & Wallace K. C. Mok, 2016. "Disability, Earnings, Income and Consumption," NBER Chapters,in: Social Insurance Programs (Trans-Atlantic Public Economic Seminar - TAPES) National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    4. Kathleen Beegle & Wendy A. Stock, 2003. "The Labor Market Effects of Disability Discrimination Laws," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 38(4).
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    6. Richard V. Burkhauser & Timothy M. Smeeding, 2000. "Microdata Panel Data and Public Policy: National and Cross-National Perspectives," Center for Policy Research Working Papers 23, Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School, Syracuse University.
    7. Marjorie L. Baldwin & Edward J. Schumacher, "undated". "Job Mobility among Workers with Disabilities," Working Papers 9805, East Carolina University, Department of Economics.
    8. Bound, John & Cullen, Julie Berry & Nichols, Austin & Schmidt, Lucie, 2004. "The welfare implications of increasing disability insurance benefit generosity," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 88(12), pages 2487-2514, December.
    9. Mitra, Sophie & Sambamoorthi, Usha, 2008. "Disability and the Rural Labor Market in India: Evidence for Males in Tamil Nadu," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 36(5), pages 934-952, May.
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    11. Burcu Düzgün Öncel & Deniz Karaoğlan, 2016. "Disability and Labor Force Participation: Evidence from Turkish Males," ERC Working Papers 1608, ERC - Economic Research Center, Middle East Technical University, revised Aug 2016.

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