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Trends in SSDI Benefit Receipt: More Recent Birth Cohorts are Entering Sooner and Receiving Benefits Longer


  • Yonatan Ben-Shalom
  • David Stapleton
  • Alex Bryce


We provide the first publicly available statistics on the extent to which recent successive birth cohorts enter Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and on cross-cohort trends in the average number of years of SSDI benefit receipt among all individuals of a given birth cohort.

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  • Yonatan Ben-Shalom & David Stapleton & Alex Bryce, "undated". "Trends in SSDI Benefit Receipt: More Recent Birth Cohorts are Entering Sooner and Receiving Benefits Longer," Mathematica Policy Research Reports fcf269dc626546faa2d7ce7f2, Mathematica Policy Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:fcf269dc626546faa2d7ce7f21c95050

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    1. Moore, Timothy J., 2015. "The employment effects of terminating disability benefits," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 124(C), pages 30-43.
    2. David H. Autor & Mark G. Duggan, 2006. "The Growth in the Social Security Disability Rolls: A Fiscal Crisis Unfolding," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 20(3), pages 71-96, Summer.
    3. Jeffrey B. Liebman, 2015. "Understanding the Increase in Disability Insurance Benefit Receipt in the United States," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 29(2), pages 123-150, Spring.
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    1. Gina Livermore & Purvi Sevak & Marisa Shenk, "undated". "Declining Employment Among a Growing Group of Work-Oriented Beneficiaries, 2005-2015," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 9a3bc96687354dfa811171a8c, Mathematica Policy Research.

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