Accounting for Recent Declines in Employment Rates among the Working-Aged Disabled
During the 1990s, while overall employment rates for working-aged men and women either remained roughly constant (men) or rose (women), employment rates for the disabled 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 the disabled.
|Date of creation:||Oct 2000|
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|Publication status:||published as Bound, John and Timothy Waidmann. "Accounting For Recent Declines In Employment Rates Among The Working-aged Men And Women With Disabilities," Journal of Human Resources, 2002, v37(2,Spring), 231-250.|
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