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COVID-19 and the U.S. Social Safety Net
We examine trends in employment, earnings, and incomes over the last two decades in the United States, and how the safety net has responded to changing fortunes, including the shutdown of the economy in response to the ...
The Supplemental Expenditure Poverty Measure: A New Method for Measuring Poverty
We propose a new measure of the rate of poverty we call the Supplemental Expenditure Poverty Measure (SEPM) based on expenditure in the Consumer Expenditure survey. It treats household expenditure as a measure of resources ...
Take-up of Social Benefits
Take-up of a social benefit is usually defined as receiving a benefit for which an individual or household is eligible. The take-up rate is the fraction of those eligible for a program who participate and receive a benefit ...
The Return to Work in Disablity Programs: What Has Been Learned and Next Steps
(Social Security Administration, 2022-01-24)
We review a number of demonstrations conducted by the Social Security Administration which have attempted to improve labor market outcomes for disabled worker beneficiaries of the Social Security Disability Insurance ...