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The impact of economic conditions on participation in disability programs: Evidence from the coal boom and bust

dc.contributor.author Black, Dan
dc.contributor.author Daniel, Kermit
dc.contributor.author Sanders, Seth
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-09T15:44:38Z
dc.date.issued 2002-03-01
dc.identifier.issn 0002-8282
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/2099
dc.description.abstract We examine the impact of the coal boom of the 1970's and the coal bust of the 1980's on disability program participation. These shocks provide clear evidence that as the value of labor-market participation increases, disability program participation falls. For the Disability Insurance program, the elasticity of payments with respect to local earnings is between -0.3 and -0.4 and for Supplemental Security Income the elasticity is between -0.4 and -0.7. Consistent with a model where qualifying for disability programs is costly, the relationship between economic conditions and program participation is much stronger for permanent than for transitory economic shocks.
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher American Economic Association
dc.relation.ispartof American Economic Review
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1257/000282802760015595
dc.title The impact of economic conditions on participation in disability programs: Evidence from the coal boom and bust
dc.type Journal article
duke.contributor.id Sanders, Seth|0480098
pubs.begin-page 27
pubs.end-page 50
pubs.issue 1
pubs.organisational-group Center for Child and Family Policy
pubs.organisational-group Center for Population Health & Aging
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Duke Population Research Institute
pubs.organisational-group Economics
pubs.organisational-group Sanford School of Public Policy
pubs.organisational-group Sanford School of Public Policy - Secondary Group
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 92


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