The Declining Work and Welfare of People with Disabilities: What Went Wrong and a Strategy for Change (Hardcover)

The Declining Work and Welfare of People with Disabilities: What Went Wrong and a Strategy for Change By Richard V. Burkhauser, Mary Daly Cover Image

The Declining Work and Welfare of People with Disabilities: What Went Wrong and a Strategy for Change (Hardcover)

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The U.S. disability insurance system is an important part of the federal social safety net; it provides financial protection to working-age Americans who have illnesses, injuries, or conditions that render them unable to work as they did before becoming disabled or that prevent them from adjusting to other work. An examination of the workings of the system, however, raises deep concerns about its financial stability and effectiveness. Disability rolls are rising, household income for the disabled is stagnant, and employment rates among people with disabilities are at an all-time low. Mary Daly and Richard Burkhauser contend that these outcomes are not inevitable; rather, they are reflections of the incentives built into public policies targeted at those with disabilities, namely the SSDI, SSI-disabled adults, and SSI-disabled children benefit programs. The Declining Work and Welfare of People with Disabilities considers how policies could be changed to improve the well-being of people with disabilities and to.
Richard Burkhauser is a professor of economics at Cornell University and president of the Association for Polity Analysis and Management. Mary Daly is vice president for microeconomic research at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
Product Details ISBN: 9780844772158
ISBN-10: 0844772151
Publisher: AEI Press
Publication Date: August 11th, 2011
Pages: 169
Language: English