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Author: Johnson, William G.
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1. Johnson, William G.
Curington, William P.
Cullinan, Paul R.
Income Security for the Disabled
Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society 18,2 (March 1979): 173-183.
Cohort(s): Older Men
Publisher: Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, Berkeley
Keyword(s): Benefits, Disability; Benefits, Insurance; Disabled Workers; Family Income; Veterans; Well-Being

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The authors analyze the deficiencies of social insurance programs for disabled workers. Four improvements are suggested to increase their adequacy and efficiency: (1) adopt measures of (after-tax) earnings capacity as the measure of adequacy; (2) consider the impact on households as well as on disabled individuals; (3) consider total and not individual benefits received by each household; and (4) identify gaps in the coverage provided by public programs for the disabled. The authors also suggest that consolidation of disability programs could increase administrative efficiency. Findings show that potential savings from program consolidation can only be identified by studies that consider the economic well-being of disabled households and the total benefits that are received from all public programs for the disabled.
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Johnson, William G., William P. Curington and Paul R. Cullinan. "Income Security for the Disabled." Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society 18,2 (March 1979): 173-183.