Chart Sep 16, 2019

Trends in Adverse Financial Events Around Disability Application and Decision Dates

After applying for SSDI or SSI disability aid, both those who were denied and allowed...
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages
Chart Sep 16, 2019

Social Security Administration Field Office Closings in the US and its Impact on Disability Applicants

This map details the closed and open Social Security Administration offices in 2016. The red...
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages
Chart Sep 16, 2019

Effects of Social Security Field Office Closings on Number of Disability Applications and Allowances

The closings of SSA offices significantly reduced the number of applicants allowed for disability assistance...
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages
Research Brief Sep 11, 2019

Disability and Distress: The Effect of Disability Programs on Financial Outcomes

The benefits of disability payments are easy to intuit when thinking hypothetically about the US...
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages
Research Brief Sep 11, 2019

Who is Screened Out? Application Costs and the Targeting of Disability Programs

However, the process is much more complicated. The forms are long and complex, including detailed medical...
video Apr 15, 2019

Conference Spotlight: Gender and the Labor Market

On March 8 and 9, 2019, BFI’s Ronzetti Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets...
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages
Research Brief Jan 15, 2019

The Aggregate Implications of Regional Business Cycles

Erik Hurst
In other words, regional economies experience business cycles that are related to but, in some...
Topics:  Employment & Wages
video Nov 9, 2018

Friedman Forum: The Effects of Sexism on American Women: The Role of Norms vs. Discrimination

How is a woman’s life influenced by where she grew up and where she lives...