The Health and Earnings of Rejected Disability Insurance Applicants
Applicants for Social Security Disability Benefits who fail to pass the medical screening form a natural 'control' group for beneficiaries. Data drawn from the 1972 and 1978 surveys of the disabled done for the Social Security Administration show that fewer than 50% of rejected male applicants work. Typical earnings of those that do are less than 50% of median earnings for other men their age. These data cast doubt on recent econometric work which suggests that the disincentive effects of DI have been substantial.
|Date of creation:||Jan 1989|
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|Publication status:||published as The American Economic Review, Vol. 79, No. 3, pp. 482-503, (June 1989).|
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