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The rise in disability recipiency and the decline of unemployment

by David H. Autor

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Published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Economics in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English


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Between 1984 and 2000, the share of non-elderly adults receiving benefits from the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs rose from 3.1 to 5.3 percent. We trace this growth to reduced screening stringency and, due to the interaction between growing wage inequality and a progressive benefits formula, a rising earnings replacement rate. We explore the implications of these changes for the level of labor force participation among the less skilled and their employment responses to adverse employment shocks. Following program liberalization in 1984, DI application and recipiency rates became two to three times as responsive to plausibly exogenous labor demand shocks. Contemporaneously, male and female high school dropouts became increasingly likely to exit the labor force rather than enter unemployment in the event of an adverse shock. The liberalization of the disability program appears to explain both facts. Accounting for the role of disability in inducing labor force exit among the low-skilled unemployed, we calculate that the U.S. unemployment rate would be two-thirds of a percentage point higher at present were it not for the liberalized disability system. Keywords: disability, social security, unemployment, inequality, low skilled workers.

Edition Notes

StatementDavid H. Autor [and] Mark Duggan
SeriesWorking paper series / Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Economics -- working paper 01-15, Working paper (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics) -- no. 01-15.
ContributionsDuggan, Mark G. (Mark Gregory), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics
The Physical Object
Pagination41, [16] p. :
Number of Pages41
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24639726M
OCLC/WorldCa49819684

  The precipitous rise in disability claims comes from the unintended consequences of political maneuvering. “The End of Welfare As We Know It” was announced in when President Clinton signed a reform act intended to move people off welfare rolls and into jobs.   Fig. 1 plots the disability recipiency rate (disability beneficiaries as a share of the working-age population) over time for each country. In , disability recipiency rates in our three EU nations were considerably higher: % in Germany, % in the Netherlands and % in Sweden, than they were in the U.S. ( %).Cited by: 9.

The number of disabled people who are unemployed has risen for the second quarter in a row, according to new government figures. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) used the publication of quarterly labour market statistics to point to the growth of , in the number of disabled people in work, compared with the same period last year.   At the same time, the economy as a whole added , jobs and unemployment for the general population remained steady at 5 percent, the Labor Department said. Overall, government data indicates that the number of unemployed Americans has declined by million over the last year.

The unemployment rate for people with disability is increasing. For people with profound or severe disability aged , the unemployment rate increased from % in to % in Over the same period, the total unemployment rate for people with disability rose from % to %. The overall unemployment rate rose from % to %. Still others argue that the passage and implementation of the ADA offers a rationale for the decline. This book swings open the doors on this debate. It presents the latest research on the employment woes of the working-aged population with disabilities in a way that is accessible not only to researchers, but to policymakers, advocacy groups.


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The rise in disability recipiency and the decline of unemployment by David H. Autor Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Get this from a library. The rise in disability recipiency and the decline in unemployment. [David H Autor; Mark Duggan; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- Abstract: Between andthe share of non-elderly adults receiving benefits from the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs rose from to.

THE RISE IN THE DISABILITY ROLLS AND THE DECLINE IN UNEMPLOYMENT* Between andthe share of nonelderly adults receiving Social Security Disability Insurance income (DI) rose by 60 percent to million bene. The Rise in Disability Recipiency and the Decline in Unemployment David H.

Autor, Mark G. Duggan. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in June NBER Program(s):Labor Studies, Public Economics Between andthe share of non-elderly adults receiving benefits from the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

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THE RISE IN DISABILITY RECIPIENCY AND THE DECLINE IN UNEMPLOYMENT David H. Autor* Mark G. Duggan CRR WP September Center for Retirement Research at Cited by: Between andthe share of non-elderly adults receiving benefits from the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs rose from to percent.

We trace this growth to reduced screening stringency and, due to the interaction between growing wage inequality and a progressive benefits formula, a rising. The Rise in the Disability Rolls and the Decline in Unemployment Abstract Between andthe share of nonelderly adults receiving Social Security Disability Insurance income (DI) rose by 60 percent to million beneficiaries.

Rapid program growth despite improving aggregateCited by: THE RISE IN THE DISABILITY ROLLS AND THE DECLINE IN UNEMPLOYMENT* David H.

Autor and Mark G. Duggan Between andthe share of nonelderly adults receiving Social Security Disability Insurance income (DI) rose by 60 percent to million bene ficiaries.

Rapid program growth despite improving aggregate health appears to be. unemployment rate by more than half a percentage point since Notably, the impact of disability on the aggregate labor market is yet to be fully felt. Steady state calculations augur a further forty percent increase in DI recipiency rates over the next decade, which is likely to be concentrated among less skilled workers.

Explaining the Rise of Unemployment. The relationship between high debt-to-income ratios and the sharp decline in non-tradable goods purchases allows the authors to estimate the impact of shocks to balance sheets, and therefore on aggregate demand and on nation-wide employment.

Bulletin on Retirement and Disability. Is Recipiency of Disability Pension Hereditary. We conclude that unemployment and disability insurance are close substitutes. The Rise In The Disability Rolls And The Decline In. By the end of July, the number of employed had fallen to million, which meant unemployment figures have increased.

But surprisingly, the count of those looking for jobs declined to million. Autor, D., and M. Duggan. "The Rise in Disability Recipiency and the Decline in Unemployment." NBER Working Paper Bound, J. "The Health and Earnings of Rejected Disability Insurance Applicants." American Economic Rev no.

3 (June ): Diamond, P., and E. Sheshinski. "Economic Aspects of Optimal Disability Benefits.". The Growth in the Social Security Disability Rolls: A Fiscal Crisis Unfolding David H.

Autor and Mark G. Duggan Journal of Economic Perspectives, Summer20(3), 71 – The Rise in the Disability Rolls and the Decline in Unemployment David H.

Autor and Mark G. Duggan Quarterly Journal of Economics, February(1), – Title(s): The rise in disability recipiency and the decline in unemployment/ David H. Autor, Mark G. Duggan. Country of Publication: United States Publisher: Chestnut Hill, MA: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, c The first reason for the rise in Social Security Disability claims is due to the aging baby boom population.

As this generation ages and becomes disabled in the workforce, more and more people are filing claims for disability benefits. While many people weren't worried about the baby boomers' impact on Social Security until the generation. Read chapter References: The future of disability in America will depend on how well the U.S.

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Underlying this dire unemployment picture is the rise in long-term unemployment and an overall lengthening of the duration of unemployment spells, which are now far above their levels in previousCited by: 6.The Rise in Long-Term Unemployment Potential Causes and Implications By Andreas Hornstein and Thomas A.

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