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The Accelerated Benefits Demonstration and Evaluation Project Impacts on Health and Employment at Twelve Months


  • Charles Michalopoulos
  • David Wittenburg
  • Dina A. R. Israel
  • Jennifer Schore
  • Anne Warren
  • Aparajita Zutshi
  • Stephen Freedman
  • Lisa Schwartz


This final report of the Accelerated Benefits (AB) Demonstration found that participants made extensive use of program services, AB health care benefits increased health care use and reduced reported unmet medical needs, and AB Plus services encouraged people to look for work but did not increase employment levels in the first year.

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  • Charles Michalopoulos & David Wittenburg & Dina A. R. Israel & Jennifer Schore & Anne Warren & Aparajita Zutshi & Stephen Freedman & Lisa Schwartz, 2011. "The Accelerated Benefits Demonstration and Evaluation Project Impacts on Health and Employment at Twelve Months," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 00f10b2f7afb4f56b0e79bb01, Mathematica Policy Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:00f10b2f7afb4f56b0e79bb014f97664

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    1. repec:mpr:mprres:7037 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Gail Zellman & Richard Brandon & Kimberly Boller & J. Lee Kreader, 2011. "Effective Evaluation of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems for Early Care and Education and School-Age Care," Mathematica Policy Research Reports af4f5769ca584537912fd41ba, Mathematica Policy Research.
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    1. Aviva Aron-Dine & Liran Einav & Amy Finkelstein, 2013. "The RAND Health Insurance Experiment, Three Decades Later," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 27(1), pages 197-222, Winter.
    2. repec:mpr:mprres:7471 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. David R. Mann & David Wittenburg, 2012. "Back to Work Recent SSA Employment Demonstrations for People with Disabilities," Mathematica Policy Research Reports d70d132cc04f48af86bf0edd9, Mathematica Policy Research.
    4. repec:mpr:mprres:7485 is not listed on IDEAS
    5. Michelle Stegman Baily & Robert R. Weathers II, 2014. "The Accelerated Benefits Demonstration: Impacts on the Employment of Disability Insurance Beneficiaries," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 104(5), pages 336-341, May.
    6. Bonnie O'Day & Crystal Blyler & Benjamin Fischer & Claire Gill & Todd Honeycutt & Rebecca Kleinman & Joseph Mastrianni & Eric Morris & Lisa Schottenfeld & Allison Thompkins & Allison Wishon-Siegwarth , 2014. "Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Psychiatric Disorders and Other Disabilities," Mathematica Policy Research Reports b4fe9ac23df949f09c8dab4a1, Mathematica Policy Research.
    7. David Wittenburg & David R. Mann & David C. Stapleton, 2012. "Work Incentive Simplification Pilot WISP Recommendations of the Technical Advisory Panel Regarding the Evaluation Design," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 9764c47724f64b8c85f0b9a58, Mathematica Policy Research.

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    • I - Health, Education, and Welfare
    • J - Labor and Demographic Economics


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