David H. Autor, MIT and NBER
Mark Duggan, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
We propose to investigate the effect of short term disability (STD) coverage on labor force participation and enrollment in the SSDI program. To estimate this effect we use three research strategies and rely on several data sourcesHRS, SIPP, CPS, BLS employment data, SSDI data from SSA, and data from the Census Bureau. The results from this research will shed light on the effect of short-term disability insurance coverage on employment outcomes and participation in government programs such as SSDI.