Federalizing Benefits: The Introduction of Supplemental Security Income and the Size of the Safety Net
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This research was generously supported by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) through grant #5 DRC12000002-06 to the National Bureau of Economic Research as part of the SSA Disability Research Consortium. The findings and conclusions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not represent the views of SSA, any agency of the Federal Government, or the NBER. Excellent research assistance was provided by Maria Hidalgo Romero, Boadjom MacCarthy, John Maruyama, Summiya Najam, Matt Pesner, and Teresa Yu. We are grateful for helpful comments from Marianne Bitler, Bill Collins, Manasi Deshpande, Dan Fetter, and seminar participants at Vanderbilt University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Williams College, and the 2019 NBER DAE Spring Meeting. All errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.