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Abstract: In 2009, the Federal Reserve Board implemented a survey of families that participated in the 2007 Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) to gain detailed information on the effects of the recent recession on all types of households. Using data from the 2007-09 SCF panel, we highlight the More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 3/1/2011
A substantial fraction of children receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI-child) benefits for disability apply to move directly onto the SSI-adult program without attempting to enter the labor market. Thus, most SSI-children are aging into what is likely to be a permanent life on the SSI-adult More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 11/1/2010
This paper presents the results of a field experiment in which a random subsample of older workers was given information about key Social Security provisions, while a control group was not. The experiment was designed to examine whether it is possible to affect individual behavior using a More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Social Security, Employment
Date: 9/28/2010
The University of Wisconsin’s Center for Financial Security and Abt Associates, Inc., conducted eight focus groups, four with adults with disabilities receiving SSDI or SSI benefits who work or want to work, and four with parents of children receiving SSI benefits and Medicaid coverage who are More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 10/1/2010
Household debt repayment behavior has been understudied, especially empirically, despite the heightened debate on rising household debt, personal bankruptcy filings, and arrears. In this paper, we use data from the European Community Household Panel to analyze the determinants of household debt More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 1/1/2009
The Assets For Independence(AFI) program is a multi‐site, national demonstration supporting innovative asset‐building projects, which feature Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), financial education, and related services that enable low‐income people to improve their economic status and become More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 2/1/2008
In her book, Reinsuring Health: Why More Middle-Class People Are Uninsured and What Government Can Do, Katherine Swartz, Professor of Health Economics and Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health, finds that the lack of health insurance is a growing problem for young adults, moderate income More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 3/1/2007
Abstract: Despite the long economic expansion, employment among young men is lower today than it was in the late 1960s. This decline has been largely driven by a 17 percentage point reduction in the proportion of high school dropouts working even a single week per year. One common explanation for More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 5/1/2001