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Accounting for Recent Declines in Employment Rates among Working-Aged Men and Women with Disabilities

  • John Bound
  • Timothy Waidmann

During the 1990s, while overall employment rates for working-aged men and women either remained roughly constant (men) or rose (women), employment rates for people with disabilities fell. During the same period the fraction of the working-aged population receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) benefits increased quite dramatically. We present simple time series and cross-state evidence suggesting that the growth in the DI program can account for much of the decline in the relative employment position of men and women with disabilities.

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Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Journal of Human Resources.

Volume (Year): 37 (2002)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 231-250

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Handle: RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:37:y:2002:i:2:p:231-250
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