The Effect of Transfer Income on Labor Force Participation and Enrollment in Federal Benefits Programs: Evidence from the Veterans Disability Compensation Program

David H. Autor, Mark Duggan

NBER Retirement Research Center Paper No. NB 08-07
Issued in October 2008

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This research was supported by the U.S. Social Security Administration through grant #10-P-98363-1-05 to the National Bureau of Economic Research as part of the SSA Retirement Research Consortium. The findings and conclusions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and do not represent the views of SSA, any agency of the Federal Government, or the NBER. We are indebted to Major David Lyle and Luke Gallagher of the Army Office of Economic Manpower Analysis, and to Mike Risha of the Social Security Administration for assistance with all aspects of data development and interpretation.

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