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The Employment Effect of Terminating Disability Benefits

Timothy J. Moore

NBER Working Paper No. 19793
Issued in January 2014

---- Acknowledgements ----

A version of this paper was previously circulated as "Disability Insurance Receipt and Changes in Health and Human Capital." I wish to especially thank Mark Duggan, Bill Evans, John Ham and Melissa Kearney for helpful comments and suggestions, as well as Rich Burkhauser, Lisa Dettling, Seth Freedman, Eric French, Craig Garthwaite, Don Parsons, Steve Pischke and Belen Sbrancia. Useful feedback was also provided by participants at the IZA Conference on Risky Behaviors, Michigan Retirement Research Consortium Conference, and the NBER Summer Institute, and in seminars at Cornell University, Federal Board of Governors, George Washington University, London School of Economics, Monash University, Royal Holloway College, University of Maryland, University College London, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Notre Dame, University of Warwick, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Thanks also to David Pattison, Jeffrey Hemmeter, Sherry Barber, Stuart Friedrich and Bernard Wixon for help in accessing the data used for this project, and for providing background on Social Security Administration programs and data systems. Financial support was provided by the Drug Policy Modeling Program at the University of New South Wales, through a Dissertation Fellowship in Retirement Income and Disability Insurance Research from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, and during two periods as an intern in the SSA's Office of Research, Evaluation and Statistics. Please email any comments to tim_moore@gwu.edu. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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