Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Wassenaar
Income Security Policy Series
Economic Policy | Economics | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Public Policy
Cross-national comparisons of disability programs and disabled populations show that the social environment workers with handicaps face can be as important as their health in affecting their movement into disability. In this context, Richard Burkhauser reviews American disability policy over the business cycles of the past two decades. He finds that strong economic recovery has, in general, overcome the sharp drop in the well-being of people with handicaps brought on by the recession and the reduction in program benefits in the early 1980s. However, the doubly handicapped, those with both health limitations and poor work skills, have not recovered.
Burkhauser, Richard V., "Disability or Work: Handicap Policy Choices" (1992). Center for Policy Research. 411.
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Policy studies paper no.5