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Reconciling Trends in U.S. Male Earnings Volatility: Results from Survey and Administrative Data
There is a large literature on earnings and income volatility in labor economics, household finance, and macroeconomics. One strand of that literature has studied whether individual earnings volatility has risen or fallen ...
The Marginal Labor Supply Disincentives of Welfare: Evidence from Administrative Barriers to Participation
Existing research on the static effects of the manipulation of welfare program benefit parameters on labor supply has allowed only restrictive forms of heterogeneity in preferences. Yet preference heterogeneity implies ...
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 ...
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 ...