The Importance of Accommodation on the Timing of Male Disability Insurance Application

TitleThe Importance of Accommodation on the Timing of Male Disability Insurance Application
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsBurkhauser, RV, Butler, JS, Kim, Y-W, Weathers, II, RR
JournalJournal of Human Resources
Volume34
Issue3
Pagination589-611
Call Numberpubs_1996_Burkhauser_RGer.pdf
KeywordsDisabilities, Employment and Labor Force, Health Conditions and Status, Retirement Planning and Satisfaction
Abstract

Using data from the 1978 Survey of Disability and Work and the 1992 Health and Retirement Study, we test the importance of accommodation and other policy variables on the timing of application for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits following the onset of a work-limiting condition. We correct for choice-based sampling in the Survey of Disability and Work by extending the Manski and Lerman (1977) correction to the likelihood function of our continuous time hazard model, we find that this correction significantly affects the results. Similar findings emerge from these two data sets. Accommodation significantly reduces the speed of application and more generous benefits increase the speed of applying for SSDI.

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Endnote Keywords

Safety/Accidents/Industrial Health/Job Satisfaction/Workmens Compensation/Retirement/Retirement Policies/Disability/Disability/Retirement

Endnote ID

8336

Citation Key6656